From the Wikipedia Page on Grace (as of Nov ) Llewellyn published the Teenage Liberation Handbook through her publishing company, Lowry House. The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education, which was published in by Grace Llewellyn, is a book focusing. The Teenage Liberation Handbook. Grace Llewellyn Homeschooling parents of teenagers are rarely teachers, in the school sense of the word, and this book.
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This book tells teens how to take control of their lives and get a “real liberatin.
Grace Llewellyn explains the entire process, from making the decision to quit school, to discovering the learning opport An estimatedAmerican children are now taught at home. Grace Llewellyn explains the entire process, from making the decision to quit school, to discovering the learning opportunities available. Paperbackpages. Published June 28th by Lowry House first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Teenage Liberation Handbookplease sign up.
Is this American or a Canadian publication? Angela This is an American publication. See 1 question about The Teenage Liberation Handbook…. Lists with This Book. May 11, Phoenixrisingoverafriendlyninja rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Recommended to Phoenixrisingoverafriendlyninja by: Loved this book so much. Spent my time at the library. I wrote the Author. A big deal and trip for a poor Kentucky boy. I feel I owe a lot to this book, the love of learning it inspires, the truth it speaks, and the community it creates.
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I Loved this book so much. I still have friends from that camp.
No profession has changed so little as the way we choose to educate ourselves. Compulsive – Memorization-style education is not for everyone. Some of the great Japanese master poets could not spell correctly!
It’s not about being a computer andriod of memory or an intellectual elitist. Our culture so often misses the point of education. Dec 18, Josh rated it liked it Recommends it for: A case of a writer telling me things that I essentially agree with in a tone so obnoxious that I considered changing my mind. Read John Holt instead. View all 4 comments. Apr 10, Trina rated it it was ok. This is a very provocative book with an interesting perspective on traditional “institutionalized” schooling.
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It describes how the traditional school system can actually thwart the natural desire for learning all children have and hinder their ability to learn. However because the author’s position is so stridently anti-school, it is difficult to extract the valuable information from what reads as propaganda. The author is a proponent of “unschooling,” llberation radical form of homeschooling which has n This is a very provocative book with an interesting perspective on traditional “institutionalized” schooling.
The author is a proponent of “unschooling,” a radical form libertion homeschooling which teenate no formal structure but merely relies on the student’s own curiosity for direction. There are a lot of things about the unschooling philosophy which I like allow a child to pursue her interests without rigidly insisting on precisely what she learns when, allow the child’s natural rhythms to determine the day’s schedule, grxce. Unfortunately, the author essentially proclaims that anyone who would choose traditional school over unschooling is either an idiot, brainwashed, or a willing slave to the will of “the authorities.
I know of many examples where such is the case, and for the author to deny those individuals their positive experience and their personal integrity is disrespectful in gracd least.
This book is written specifically for teenagers, and the extreme tone of the book makes libberation wonder if the author isn’t trying a bit too hard to be “the cool adult” by using such anti-school invective.
I’ll still give her book for parents “Guerilla Learning” a shot and see if I can get a more balanced view Nov 07, Veganpike rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: As a proud high-school dropout and current college student, when I first read this book in five years after my last contact with high schoolmy first reaction is teenag I REALLY wished I had had access to this book when I was still in high school!!!
Grace Llewellyn beautifully touches on a number of all-too-true reasons why so many of our students are bored or disenfranchised.
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She isn’t talking here about how to “fix” liberatlon, either, but of the liberatory approach that will allow teenag As a proud high-school dropout liberarion current college student, when I first read this book in five years after my last contact with high schoolmy first reaction is that I REALLY wished I had had access to this book when I was still in high school!!!
She isn’t talking here about how to “fix” curricula, either, but of hqndbook liberatory approach that will allow teenagers to learn how to take responsibility for their own lives and communities.
It could very well change lives. Mar 13, Eustacia Tan rated it did not like it. I’m starting to suspect I’m not hzndbook. I read this book which is supposedly ‘life-changing’and found myself mentally arguing with the author the whole way.
Then again, all the friend’s I’ve showed this book to so far agree with me. So, be warned, this is going to become less of a review and more of a “why I don’t agree with this” rant.
Ok, so we start off with an analogy about wanting to eat fruits and learning to eat that no matter how hard I imagine, I cannot accept as being an analogy for I’m starting to suspect I’m not normal.
Ok, so we start off with an analogy about wanting handbkok eat fruits and learning to eat that no matter how hard I imagine, I cannot accept as being an analogy for school. But if I start a literature analysis this post will double in length so I will stop here.
Before we even reach part one, the authoress says to kids who actually enjoy school “Maybe I have something to learn about docility. Or maybe I have a healthy aversion to something dead in people that should be alive. I llewelly even express how insulting this is to Malala, a brave girl who got shot in the loewellyn by Taliban for going to school. In fact, I call your bluff and say that those who enjoy school are the ones who are really teensge. They know what school really means, and don’t waste their time complaining.
And so, we reach: Look at why that rapist in India is so anxious to be teenagw as a juvenile. After all, we have a phrase called “kids gloves”. It certainly doesn’t mean something like “worst every treatment”.
The freedom they speak of are things like “I don’t have to raise my hand to speak”, “[In school] you had to have permission to go to the bathroom”. I’m sorry, maybe it’s because I’m Asian, but how is that restrictive?
That’s called having respect for one another. In real life, you don’t interrupt a conversation, you find a way to catch your partner’s attention like by raising your hand. In real life, gracd you’re with a group of people, it’s normal to excuse yourself to the bathroom. In Chapter Two, we find out that “School is not for learning”. The main arguments are that schools grzce passive learning, busywork and prioritize appearance over reality.
That is how school is? Wow, to think I learnt how to debate in school, how to research a topic of my choice in school, how to think in school. I never knew that was called passive. I liberatoon knew the the multiple drafts I wrote for one essay was called busywork. I thought I was learning how to refine my writing skills.
I didn’t know that whenever my teachers did things like inviting guests to share their experiences with us for example, libration is it like to live llewelllyn a welfare state? And look, a quick quiz! The local library isn’t very big, unless you’re talking about regional or national libraries. Plus, if you’re into researching stuff, school libraries are really helpful the librarians will help you get the books too!
They’re actually quite interesting. But yeenage again, all the books are from the school library. Oops, I think I gave the wrong answers.
I guess I failed your quiz. Last thing to note: This just means they taught us the difference between facts, opinions, and how to form your own opinion.
What School is for. Apparently, to churn out workers. True, a lot of entrepreneurs end up dropping out of school, but for me and my friends, school was where we got our first taste of entrepreneurship. When you have to set up a Haunted House yourselves or find a product you can geace and sell at a profit, you learn about things like Supply and Demand really quickly.
And no, my teachers weren’t hand-holding us they had a lot of other things to do.