Raising Free People

Raising Free People
Title Raising Free People PDF eBook
Author Akilah S. Richards
Publisher PM Press
Pages 176
Release 2020-11-01
Genre Family & Relationships
ISBN 1629638498

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No one is immune to the byproducts of compulsory schooling and standardized testing. And while reform may be a worthy cause for some, it is not enough for countless others still trying to navigate the tyranny of what schooling has always been. Raising Free People argues that we need to build and work within systems truly designed for any human to learn, grow, socialize, and thrive, regardless of age, ability, background, or access to money. Families and conscious organizations across the world are healing generations of school wounds by pivoting into self-directed, intentional community-building, and Raising Free People shows you exactly how unschooling can help facilitate this process. Individual experiences influence our approach to parenting and education, so we need more than the rules, tools, and “bad adult” guilt trips found in so many parenting and education books. We need to reach behind our behaviors to seek and find our triggers; to examine and interrupt the ways that social issues such as colonization still wreak havoc on our ability to trust ourselves, let alone children. Raising Free People explores examples of the transition from school or homeschooling to unschooling, how single parents and people facing financial challenges unschool successfully, and the ways unschooling allows us to address generational trauma and unlearn the habits we mindlessly pass on to children. In these detailed and unabashed stories and insights, Richards examines the ways that her relationships to blackness, decolonization, and healing work all combine to form relationships and enable community-healing strategies rooted in an unschooling practice. This is how millions of families center human connection, practice clear and honest communication, and raise children who do not grow up to feel that they narrowly survived their childhoods.




Raising Free People

Raising Free People
Title Raising Free People PDF eBook
Author Akilah S. Richards
Publisher
Pages 0
Release 2020
Genre EDUCATION
ISBN 9781629638331

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"Individual experiences influence our approach to parenting and education, so we need more than the rules, tools, and 'bad adult' guilt trips found in so many parenting and education books. We need to reach behind our behaviors to seek and find our triggers; to examine and interrupt the ways that social issues such as colonization still wreak havoc on our ability to trust ourselves, let alone children. [This book] explores examples of the transition from school or homeschooling to unschooling, how single parents and people facing financial challenges unschool successfully, and the ways unschooling allows us to address generational trauma and unlearn the habits we mindlessly pass on to children"--Publisher marketing.




Mentoring for Social Inclusion

Mentoring for Social Inclusion
Title Mentoring for Social Inclusion PDF eBook
Author Helen Colley
Publisher Psychology Press
Pages 222
Release 2003
Genre Education
ISBN 9780415311090

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This book offers a radically new theoretical analysis of mentoring, based on award winning research. The author draws upon detailed case studies, providing a unique and vivid account of mentoring from the perspective of the participants.




Untigering

Untigering
Title Untigering PDF eBook
Author Iris Chen
Publisher
Pages 248
Release 2021-03-05
Genre
ISBN 9781736825402

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Peaceful parenting is hard enough for the average parent. Imagine trying to do it when you have the instincts of a tiger mother. In Untigering, Iris Chen shares her journey of leaving behind authoritarian tiger parenting to embrace a respectful, relational way of raising children. As a Chinese American mom, she draws from her experiences of living in both North America and Asia and offers insights and practices to:?Heal from your childhood wounds?Change your beliefs about yourself and your children?Parent through connection instead of control?Redefine your understanding of success?Navigate and challenge cultural norms Iris calls for a radical shift from parenting that is rooted in power to one that is grounded in partnership, but she does so with humor, humility, and empathy. This book is her invitation to you to begin your own journey of transformation as a parent.




Parenting for Liberation

Parenting for Liberation
Title Parenting for Liberation PDF eBook
Author Trina Greene Brown
Publisher Feminist Press at CUNY
Pages 141
Release 2020-06-25
Genre Family & Relationships
ISBN 1936932903

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Speaking directly to parents raising Black children in a world of racialized violence, this guidebook combines powerful storytelling with practical exercises, encouraging readers to imagine methods of parenting rooted in liberation rather than fear. In 2016, activist and mother Trina Greene Brown created the virtual multimedia platform Parenting for Liberation to connect, inspire, and uplift Black parents. In this book, she pairs personal anecdotes with open-ended reflective prompts; together, they help readers dismantle harmful narratives about the Black family and imagine anti-oppressive parenting methods. Parenting for Liberation fills a critical gap in currently available, timely parenting resources. Rooted in an Afrofuturistic vision of connectivity and inspiration, the community created within these pages works to image a world that amplifies Black girl magic and Black boy joy, and everything in between. "Trina Greene Brown has created a guide for Black parents who want to raise fierce, fearless, joyful children. She knows what a challenge this is given the state of the world but argues that liberated parenting is possible if we commit to knowing and trusting ourselves, our children, and our communities. Anyone curious about how to walk with a child through tumultuous times needs to read this book now." —Dani McClain, author of We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood




Everywhere All the Time

Everywhere All the Time
Title Everywhere All the Time PDF eBook
Author Matt Hern
Publisher
Pages 0
Release 2008
Genre Education
ISBN 9781904859833

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Teaching children to think creatively and critically has never been on the educational agenda and society suffers for it in many ways. The solution is not simply in throwing money at schools, in perpetual reorganisation of the British education system. Hern and his many contributors propose a much more radical approach. A fine collection of essays, both current and historical, examining the social effects and historical substance of education in society.




Engaging Minds

Engaging Minds
Title Engaging Minds PDF eBook
Author Brent Davis
Publisher Routledge
Pages 435
Release 2015-05-01
Genre Education
ISBN 1317444299

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Engaging Minds: Cultures of Education and Practices of Teaching explores the diverse beliefs and practices that define the current landscape of formal education. The 3rd edition of this introduction to interdisciplinary studies of teaching and learning to teach is restructured around four prominent historical moments in formal education: Standardized Education, Authentic Education, Democratic Citizenship Education, Systemic Sustainability Education. These moments serve as the foci of the four sections of the book, each with three chapters dealing respectively with history, epistemology, and pedagogy within the moment. This structure makes it possible to read the book in two ways – either "horizontally" through the four in-depth treatments of the moments or "vertically" through coherent threads of history, epistemology, and pedagogy. Pedagogical features include suggestions for delving deeper to get at subtleties that can’t be simply stated or appreciated through reading alone, several strategies to highlight and distinguish important vocabulary in the text, and more than 150 key theorists and researchers included among the search terms and in the Influences section rather than a formal reference list.