Home Schooling and the Commons

by Adam

Writer Maria Droujkova explains how the home schooling movement exposes students to the necessary educational experiments that are needed in the 22nd century. The movement should be better known as the “family education” movement because the learning is not schooling and it does not happen at home.

The main trait and difference of family education from institutions is that family-based learning communities use love as the organizing force. For example, family educators discard what does not work for their children and move on until something works well. These considerations happen because there are few distractions from individual student success. Image a commons education: where everyone is connected by their relationships and larger local networks of several dozen to several hundred families from which groups are formed. This commons education is not Mommy and students; instead it is a shared community of educators.

Droujkova provides solutions and hope for education in her articles, which can be found at http: www.sharable.net/blog/family-educator-commons