This is one of the most engaging and well written books on self-directed education that I have read – and I’ve read quite a number!
I really enjoyed the emphasis on research and experience which this book gave, compared to other books on unschooling I’ve read which have often been more reactionary or from the gut.
I appreciated Kerry’s overview of what unschooling is, the history of this movement and what it could mean in practice for the reader. It’s engagingly written, not too heavy or preachy but full of history, research and evidence.
Some content was more suitable for an American audience, but I think that’s to be expected from an American author.
Overall a really interesting read, even for those who wouldn’t necessarily consider themselves unschoolers but want to understand the reasons behind this choice of education.