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Articles by Carol Black
On the Wildness of Children: The Revolution Will Not Take Place In The Classroom
Carol Black · “In Wildness is the preservation of the World.” Thoreau says it in “Walking,” and Jack Turner, in his exquisite collection of essays, The Abstract Wild,  questions how many of us have any idea what it means.   P
This 2-Part Primer Will Help You Think Like an Unschooler
Carol Black & Neal Marlens · Many of us have difficulty explaining the concept of unschooling, life learning, or self-directed learning to those who are unfamiliar with it.  In an attempt to help unschoolers communicate their way of looking at things to the wider...
The Future of Big-Box Schooling
Carol Black · “I think the way western education has grown over the last few centuries, especially with the rise of industrialization, was basically not to create human beings fully equipped to deal with life and all its problems, independent...
A Thousand Rivers: What the Modern World has Forgotten about Children and Learning
Carol Black · The following statement somehow showed up on my Twitter feed the other day: “Spontaneous reading happens for a few kids. The vast majority need (and all can benefit from) explicit instruction in phonics.”  This 127-character edict...
Occupy Your Brain: The Profound Ways that Schooling Harms Society
Carol Black · On Power, Knowledge, and the Re-Occupation of Common Sense