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#1 of 9 Old 12-05-2001, 12:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am looking for brief descriptions of different learning theories or places to look on-line to learn more about the following types of home educating: classical education, unschooling, school-at-home, Charlotte Mason, and Waldorfian. What is the base philosphy, are there curriculums to follow, etc about each of these styles. Thank you for any help.
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Here are a few sites on the Charlotte Mason Method!

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Homeschooling In SCV
< http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeschoolinginSCV/ >
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Catholic Charlotte Mason website
Has great Charlotte Mason info (even if you are not Catholic)
< http://www.4reallearning.com/ >
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Charlotte Mason "curriculum"
"curriculum"
< http://www.puo.cffh.com/ >
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Charlotte Mason (a families page)
links and more
< http://charlottemason.tripod.com/ >
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Charlotte Mason Education
< http://members.aol.com/beeme1/index.html >
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Charlotte Mason FREE Curriculum for K-?
< http://317537.homestead.com/AmblesideOnline.html > * * *
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Charlotte Mason Method from Christianity.com
< http://www.christianity.com/cmason >
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Charlotte Mason Research & Supply
Karen Andreola site- author of A Charlotte Mason Companion
< http://charlotte-mason.com/ > * * *
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Charlotte Mason Study Loop
< http://www.angelfire.com/journal/CharlotteMason/ > * * *
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Parent's union online
living books for years 1-6
< http://www.puo.cffh.com >

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Here are some links on Classical Homeschooling !

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Classical Education Links
both Secular & Christian
< http://www.geocities.com/Athens/8259/classic.html >
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Classical Christian Homeschooling
< http://www.classicalhomeschooling.org > * * *
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The Well Trained Mind
< http://www.welltrainedmind.com >
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The Well Trained Mind - discussion group
This is a discussion group on Yahoo groups
< http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WellTrainedMindDscn >
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The Well Trained Mind - discussion group -San Diego
San Diego group
< http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TWTM-SD > l * *
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The Well Trained Mind Families
email based Yahoo group
< http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WellTrainedMindFamilies >
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Trivium Pursuit
Christian perspective
< http://www.triviumpursuit.com/ >

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Here are a few UNSCHOOLING websites!

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< http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeschoolinginSCV >

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And the Skylark Sings
link to a sample of the book and other information
< http://www.skylarksings.com >
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F.U.N. Family Unschoolers Network
information, message boards and more
< http://www.unschooling.org >* *
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GROWING WITHOUT SCHOOLING (John Holt)
Unschooling bi-monthly magazine
< http://www.holtgws.com >
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UNSCHOOLING
information, message boards, and more
< http://www.unschooling.com >
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Unschoolers Circle
email based Yahoo group
< http://groups.yahoo.com/group/UnschoolersCircle >
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Unschoolers Circle Email group
email group discussing unschooling
< http://www.UnschoolersCircle.freeservers.com >
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Unschooling message board
ask questions, leave messages,
< http://www.unschooling.org/boards/disc1_frm.htm >


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Thank you Vicky. I'm grateful for the numerous links you provided, yet a little overwhelmed by all th eresearch I will now have to do.
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My family and I have been reading about and working
towards Waldorf-inspired homeschooling. I consider it
to be a very natural fit with attachment parenting -
which is consistent with how we live and hope to live.

Basically, Waldorf originates with Rudolf Steiner. It
focuses on educating the whole child - heart, hands,
mind, spirit - is natural, rhythmic, child-centered,
gentle. It centers around nature, the seasons, the
rhythm of our days. In many ways, it's an extreme
liberal arts curriculum. The goal is for the child to
be whole. It's not a fast-track to competing in the
material world. Reading, for example, evolves naturally,
and writing comes first usually. It's very beautiful.

You could check out a Waldorf curriculum provider if
you want a speedy look. You might go to www.oakmeadow.com and just look at an index for maybe 2nd grade. That'll give
you an idea. If you want to be more complete, you
might check out:
www.waldorfworld.net/Waldorf/Homeschooling/
If you're looking for books, I can recommend a few too. I
just thought from your post that you wanted a basic
overview to get started to be able to pursue further.

Not everyone is a fan of Waldorf-style lives - yes, it's
a life choice for most, and Waldorf schools state that the
home is the perfect learning environment for children. My
sister calls it "Thoreauish hippy crap" much as she refers
to extended nursing, the family bed, child-lead play, ...
It is definitely off the beaten path, but is becoming more
popular especially as some folks are becoming disillusioned
with our money-buy-buy culture.

Anyway, good luck! Your choice is of course, totally personal,
and you'll make the best desicion for you and your wee
ones!
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Wow SCV Vicky!

You are a terrific sourse of information. Great job.

For the Unschooling at school, I'd like to add:

this site to look at some online chapters

and from this magerzine:

Another interview with Dr. Daniel Greenburg

Hope this helps

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The Wheaton/Glen Ellyn public library has some great books that outline educational theories in detail, including classical, montessori, emilio reggio, foxfire/firetime, sudbury, waldorf, etc.. why not start there? There are a lot of hsers in Wheaton and I think that is why they have a nice selection. One of the Glen Ellyn Children librarians is hsing her dd and is wonderful about showing the resources the pl provides.
http://www.wheaton.lib.il.us/library/
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