Life Learning - Canadian Home-Based Learning Resources


A Short History of The Homeschool Movement in Canada

Beyond School by Wendy Priesnitz

Challenging Assumptions in Education

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)

Everything I Thought I Knew: An Exploration of Life and Learning by Ellen Rowland (CreateSpace, 2017)

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)

What Really Matters by David Albert and Joyce Reed (The Alternate Press, 2010)

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 far from being 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.

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