Learning Not Schooling: Reimagining the Purpose of Education by Lyn LeschLearning Not Schooling: Reimagining the Purpose of Education by Lyn Lesch

Learning Not Schooling: Reimagining the Purpose of Education

byLyn Lesch

Paperback | March 16, 2009

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Learning Not Schooling: Reimagining the Purpose of Education examines how both the curiosity and the initiative of students in their formative years can be stimulated by partnering local schools with the world of adult work and professional expertise. This tactic addresses some of the issues that seem to continually plague us, such as how to help students learn more effectively in the modern age, or how to more fully address some of the perpetual inequities between different socioeconomic groupings. Drawing on his experiences from founding and directing a private school for students age six to fourteen, Lyn Lesch presents a new model for education in which learning for students increasingly occurs in the world of adult expertise, with classroom teachers taking on the role of conduits that not only prepare students to learn from professionals working in various fields but also assist them in absorbing the advanced information and knowledge they will be acquiring.
Lyn Lesch, a classroom teacher for twenty-four years, founded The Children's School, an alternative school for children six to fourteen years of age in Illinois, in 1991. He directed the school until 2003. The school received widespread attention in the Chicago media as a unique approach to education.
Title:Learning Not Schooling: Reimagining the Purpose of EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:138 pages, 8.57 × 5.63 × 0.44 inPublished:March 16, 2009Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1607090988

ISBN - 13:9781607090984

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Learning and Schooling Chapter 3 Grades, Tests, and Initiative Chapter 4 Subject Matter and Curiosity Chapter 5 The Proper Environment Chapter 6 The Flow of Experience Chapter 7 Educators and Experts Chapter 8 The Process of Deschooling Chapter 9 A New Opportunity Chapter 10 Homeschooling and Online Learning Chapter 11 Toward a Deschooled Society Chapter 12 A New Student

Editorial Reviews

Test, punish, and test some more. For the past decade, the public conversation about how we can best educate our children has rarely departed from this narrative. But with this book, Lyn Lesch dares to dream of something different, to shake us out of our collective stupor and remind us that it doesn't have to be this way.