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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The main arguments are that schools use passive learning, busywork and prioritize appearance over reality. The Teenage Liberation Handbook: If the experiences of pioneering homeschoolers can predict your future, you will see family relationships deepen; a teenager without eight hours of school and homework has time to make friends with her parents.

For the first time, it registered that on the back of this book it said John Holt, ! But now i know that it is gracs about exploring things you are interested in. A case of a writer telling me things that I essentially agree with in a tone so obnoxious that I considered changing my mind. It took me a while. Here are a couple of points I thought were particularly profound and well-said: This llewellynn is written specifically for teenagers, and the extreme tone of the book makes me wonder if the author isn’t trying a bit too hard to be “the cool hanbook by using such anti-school invective.

The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education

Seven Deadly Sins of Schooling Factory-schooling is guilty of its own deadly sins. View all 6 comments. I am really torn on this book.

A time to be up and a time to be down. Is this American or a Canadian publication? I actually really liked school when I was in it, and still think there are cool things about it. Why “like,” not love? Thus, the choice of this book when my own children were on the brink of the teen years. My assessment of my whole life changed. This is not to say the part of this book dedicated to examining and evaluating the school system wasn’t interesting to me.


You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Publishers, authors, and service providers never pay to be reviewed. Feb 24, Poiema rated it it was ok Shelves: Details Your life, time, and brain should belong to YOU, not an institution. JavaScript seem to be disabled in your browser.

This is not enough. Aug 31, jessica rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I never knew that was called passive. It’s also full of quotes from home schooled and unschooled teenagers. In addition to this, I found myself pretty disappointed with the advice for once you get started home-educating. And yes, I carry serious doubts about unschooling. Also, help with logistics, as implied in the castle example above.

Reading it made me feel, for the first time, like I wasn’t the only person who was totally unsuited to traditional American schools. And some of the examples given just bothered me.

This article about an education -related book is a stub. I also do not agree with some of the things she tenderly suggests as ultimate freedom. I suppose Llewellyn gave me a lot to think about. At times I agreed with what she said about public schooling, but a lot of her ideas are naive and not based on anything besides one interview. Mostly, you will find piles of information you do not need: Llewellyn demonstrates that there is no goal you can reach with schooling that you can’t reach outside of form Is our goal to help kids learn as much as possible?

That is how school is? I can see why some people would find the tone irritating, but it was exactly what I needed to read when I needed it, and this book will always be on my shelves unless I’m lending it out. In short, I wrote it for teenagers because they are the experts on their own lives.


It certainly doesn’t mean something like “worst every treatment”. All of my ideas about what was possible well, most of them were shattered during that year. What if they just do nothing all day?

Homeschooling parents of teenagers are rarely teachers, in the school sense of the word, and this book never suggests that you forsake your own career or interests in order to learn calculus etc. The author is a proponent of “unschooling,” a radical form of homeschooling which has no formal structure but merely relies on the student’s own curiosity for direction.

Loved this book so much. The book gives helpful tips about having an education outside of school with fun and cool id I love how this book is written as if the author, Grace, is actually talking to you. In retrospect, I think that it was good that I did give up, because I very much had one extreme and the other; I was in the huge, very poor ggrace school system of Oakland, California and then I was in this tiny, wonderful as far as school goes private school where I could do anything I wanted in terms of curriculum.

Are there grxce other envelopes homeschoolers will push? Before reading this book, I thought of it as just being forced to sit down and work out of a textbook or on a test.

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This book’s liberatikn is spelled out in the title. See 1 question about The Teenage Liberation Handbook…. I read it as a parent, whose children are yet too young to understand and have never experienced ‘school’. We were paying city rent with the original Genius Tribe. It sounds like a cult or something.

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