From the Wikipedia Page on Grace (as of Nov ) Llewellyn published the Teenage Liberation Handbook through her publishing company, Lowry House. The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education, which was published in by Grace Llewellyn, is a book focusing. The Teenage Liberation Handbook. Grace Llewellyn Homeschooling parents of teenagers are rarely teachers, in the school sense of the word, and this book.

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I realise this is an extremely long review, and I’ve only touched the tip of the ice-berg!

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. On one hand, it was fantastic. I came up the idea that maybe I could start my own little tiny school, like ten people, and it could be really, really cheap because there would be little overhead and we could rotate between five different houses, all staff.

This book claims to be a handbook for teenagers taking the reins of their own education, but the fact that the author was not one of those becomes blindingly obvious as we get into the second half of this book.

In addition to this, I found myself pretty disappointed with the advice for once you get started home-educating. At first I felt thrilled and stimulated by her ideas, but as the book progressed, I felt increasingly uncomfortable. In case you didn’t know, in most places school is optional, if not blatantly, it’s only having an education that’s compulsory]: You have no items in your cart.


If you want me to write out a full review, chapter by chapter because I don’t think I can summarise itlet me know.

I didn’t discover this book, unfortunately for me, until the middle of my senior year of high school. The first thing she In this book, Grace Llewellyn gives teenagers the tools they need to quit traditional school and educate themselves at home. We were paying city rent with the original Genius Tribe. To you, I have nothing to say. Grace Llewellyn a belly dancer Countless times I saw a sentence along the lines of: That’s called having respect for one another. The main arguments are that schools use passive learning, busywork and prioritize appearance over reality.

Oct liberatio, Ashe rated it did not like it.

By privacy, I don’t mean solitude. The reason I liberaton rate this book 5 stars is because while the author does despise a conventional “education,” she doesn’t advocate for deviating much from it. Sep 26, AnandaTashie rated it really liked it Shelves: But I will say I didn’t agree with everything this book has to say.

From what I could manage to skim through and read, she doesn’t acknowledge that there are good public, private, and alternative schools. It is okay that you are in it.

The Teenage Liberation Handbook

When you have to set up a Haunted House yourselves or find a product you can buy and sell at a profit, you learn about things like Supply and Demand really quickly. Llewellyn backs her claim with hundreds of pages of practical suggestions on how to claim responsibility for your educational life.

African American Homeschoolersand written Guerrilla Learning: I would’ve liked to have seen more general stuff about what the subjects in the chapter names actually entailed I imagine Llewellyn would have a lot to say about them having much more to them than what school teaches you – so why not explore that, go into specifics?


If not schooling, then what?

Grace Llewellyn – Teenage Liberation Handbook

teenave Reading it really helped me see a whole different side of education and helped to get me excited to learn again. I can imagine encouraging our kids to read this book when they turn My students were wonderful, I knew them all there was only twenty of them.

I disliked passages like this: What if they can’t get into college? This is the contact I am having with homeschoolers? Not now; not by reading this short note. Last thing to note: Apr 11, Veronica rated it really liked it Shelves: Details Your life, time, and brain should belong to YOU, not an institution.

For the first time, llewellgn registered that on the back of this book it said John Holt, ! It’s full of connections and real life experiences she has had with students and the school system back when she was a teacher.

For Unschoolers will find tons of ideas to unschool all the “core” subjects and have fun doing it.