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Challenging Assumptions in Education
From Institutionalized Education to a Learning Society
by Wendy Priesnitz

Challenging Assumptions in Education A fresh and exciting personal approach to the inevitable and urgently needed revolution in education, which demolishes the one-size-fits-all, industrialized model of processing and warehousing students and creates a community-based, individualized learning society accommodating learners of all ages, interests, abilities and styles. This book discusses why progressively-minded parents might not want to send their children to school...and describes the democratic, life-affirming, academically and socially beneficial alternative.

"Our outdated assumptions about how children learn are crippling both our young people and our collective well-being. Only by challenging these assumptions will we be able to replace a system that is not relevant to the lives of today's young people. We must give up on the hierarchical, coercive, industrial model of education whether it looks like a public school, a charter school, a private school or a home school because it impedes learning and enslaves children. Then we need to create opportunities and infrastructures that respect children, help them learn, and equip them to meet the immense economic, social and environmental challenges of this century."    Wendy Priesnitz

About the Author:
Wendy Priesnitz is a homeschooling/unschooling pioneer. She and her husband helped their two daughters learn at home when it was almost unheard of, beginning in the 1970s. In 1979, she founded one of the earliest homeschooling support organizations in North America and continues to share her experience and long-term, progressive perspective with families around the world. She has authored twelve other books, including School Free, a bestselling homeschooling start-up guide, and has edited and contributed to many others. She is an award winning journalist and edits four magazines, including Life Learning and Natural Life Magazines. 

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Natural Life Books specializes in adult non-fiction about ways that families and individuals can live and learn on Planet Earth in a healthy, socially responsible, environmentally sound, self-reliant manner. We are the retail division of The Alternate Press, an imprint of Life Media, an independent, family-owned book and magazine publishing house established in 1976.