deschooler

deschooler

(ˌdiːˈskuːlə)
n
an advocate of deschooling
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What you see here is an un- or deschooler. I practise self-directed learning.
As a deschooler, I thought I would have a lot to offer, namely creative materialism, an active role model (me) and lots of support for whatever their imaginations led them to (within reason).
The first deschoolers, he told me, were 'dropouts from contemporary society--hippies, yippies, that sort of thing.'"
The staggering success of schooling at convincing us (home-schoolers and deschoolers apart, see for instance Brown, 2002; Illich, 1976) of its importance obscures other ways of thinking about education.
Homeschoolers who specifically don't engage in what is known as a "school at home" model, (one which faithfully reproduces conventional school and is most typical of homeschooling political conservatives), are sometimes variously known as unschoolers, deschoolers or life learners.
It contains some predictable pieces from such well-known deschoolers as Holt, Tolstoy, and Illich (who writes a preface), and some informative and helpfully concrete descriptions of home schooling and alternative schooling projects.
Nor do I see schools as suppressing individuality, though this is a concept that is far more complicated than it seems to many deschoolers. In my own case, for example, my schooling substantially enhanced my individuality by introducing me to an intellectual and cultural world that otherwise I might well never have encountered.
However, deschoolers too often use this kind of over-simplified argument.
Obviously, to raise objections like these is to use a very blunt instrument to prise open some very complex issues, but deschoolers rarely seem to explore them.