Unschooling is reaching way beyond the homeschool crowd. Traditional schools take note


With the onset of the so-called "new economy," much of our educational systems is being questioned. With more than 40 percent of future work being independent contract work, what is the best way to learn or prepare for a career?

Most of us associate learning and career preparation with school. However, learning exists outside of the formal constraints of institutions. Whether it’s employment (on-the-job training), real world experiences, or travel, we understand that learning can be self-directed.

This realization has lead to an increase in what is often called unschooling, or...

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About the Author:

Michael Niehoff is currently the CTE Grant Manager for College of the Sequoias. He has been a secondary educator for 25 years as a teacher, advisor, director of activities, learning director and principal. He blogs at www.changingislearning.blogspot.com.