23. Unenclosed Children


July 12th, 2022

1 hr 6 mins 27 secs

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About this Episode

The Essential School Sucks, #23 of 50

Theme Three: What It Means To Be Educated

Kerry McDonald is a home-educating mother of four, who holds an M.Ed. from Harvard University, where she studied education administration, planning, and social policy. She is a writer for Natural Mother Magazine, the Foundation for Economic Education, Forbes, and Intellectual Takeout. She is a founding member of AlternativesToSchool.com, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education. Her blog podcast is LiberatED.

She joins me today to discuss

  • her professional/academic education background
  • how she learned about and embraced self-directed learning
  • her current online projects
  • how education works in her home (and beyond), for each of her 4 children
  • promoting self-directed education
  • Benefits of Self-Directed Learning
  • her article "Cultivating An Unenclosed Childhood"

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Originally Released July 19th, 2017 As “[PODCAST #504] Unenclosed Children and Self-Directed Learning – With Kerry McDonald"

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