Unschooling and Deschooling
Unschooling is a type of homeschooling, even though it looks very different from all of the other types of homeschooling that you may have seen before. This is because unschooling is based upon the philosophy of child-led learning as presented by John Holt.
With this type of homeschooling there is usually no curriculum or textbooks used. Instead the child decides what they want to learn, when they want to learn it and how they want to learn it too.
Some people tend to look down upon unschoolers thinking that a traditional school environment would better suit these children. However, these parents don't think so. In fact, they are probably a lot more involved in their children's education than you would imagine.
They also have some very good reasons for choosing this educational philosophy. So, it is worth it to at least understand what unschooling is, how it works and why it works for some families.