"Welcome! Whether you're interested in unschooling and self-education, or a more formal approach to homeschooling in Canada, you'll find what you need on this site."
Wendy Priesnitz, pioneering
Canadian home education advocate
Socialization of children does happen in school, in a group of age-restricted peers. The question really is: What kind of socialization and toward what end?
Learning is Not Something That's Done to Children
One of the fundamental aspects of life learning is contrary to one of
the most basic assumptions our society makes about education. And that
is that learning can and should be produced in people.
Learning What's Important
Many parents who are new to the home-based learning experience ask,
“How do I know that my child is learning what’s important?” Well,
“what's important” is a
highly subjective phrase! It depends upon one’s world view, definition
of education, ambitions (or lack of) for a child’s career, and much
more. But no matter what you feel your children should be learning,
don’t worry about being able to tell if that learning is occurring.