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Unschooling Insular?


in·su·lar (ˈins(y)ler)   adjective

1. ignorant of or uninterested in cultures, ideas, or peoples outside one’s own experience.
“a stubbornly insular farming people”

synonyms: narrow-minded, small-minded, inward-looking, parochial, provincial, small-town, shortsighted, hidebound, blinkered; More antonyms: broad-minded, tolerant lacking contact with other people. “people living restricted and sometimes insular existences”


2. of, relating to, or from an island.

synonyms: isolated, inaccessible, cutoff, segregated, detached, solitary, lonely, hermitic More antonyms: cosmopolitan


This session will grapple with what Krenie calls the ‘Neverland problem.’ Are unschooled kids more self centered, less able to deal with ‘real world’ rules? As unschoolers, are we living on a kind of island? Maybe we want that… Do we see unschooling as a universally accessible model or as an idiosyncratic approach that works (is available) for some but not many? Do we care about ‘other people’s children’? This session as a conversation. There is no agenda; certainly no right answers. Visit Krenie for lively and interesting dialogue.


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