Recommended Non-Canadian
Home-Based Learning Books

The Homeschooling Book of Answers edited by Linda Dobson (Prima Publishing, 1998)

Instead of Education: Ways to Help People Do Things  Better by John Holt (revised edition, Sentient Publications, 2003)

Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto (tenth anniversary edition, New Society Publishers, 2002)

The Book of Learning and Forgetting by Frank Smith (Teacher's College Press. 1998)

Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling by John Holt and Pat Farenga (Da Capo Pres, 2003)

The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education by Grace Llewellyn (Lowry House, rev. 1998 )

Homeschooling and the Voyage of Self-Discovery by David Albert (Common Courage Press,  2003)

Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich (Harper & Row, 1971)

The Next Learning System: and why home-schoolers are trailblazers by Roland Meighan (Educational Heretics Press,  1997)

This list is not a comprehensive one; rather, it is a list of the books that we think are the most helpful to families that are new to home-based learning. It is a work in progress. If your favourite non-Canadian home-based learning book is not here, please send us an email message with the title, author, publisher and a short description of why you think we should include it.