Signed Copy of "The School That's Inside You" by Clonlara Founder, Pat Montgomery


Signed Copy of "The School That's Inside You" by Clonlara Founder, Pat Montgomery

Donated by: Pat Montgomery, Clonlara Founder

Donated by: Pat Montgomery, Clonlara Founder

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**Signed copy with personalized message from Pat. The buyer is responsible for any shipping charges which will be added on once the destination country is selected. Equal parts memoir and history, The School That's Inside You puts an "amen" to the aphorism: Question Authority. The free school movement and the home school movement, both of which re-surfaced during the 1960s and 70s, continue to flourish and to affect changes on today's educational scene. This book underscores the how and the why of those phenomena. Politicians and reformers focus on accountability and testing and insist upon reducing the meaning of education to preparing youngsters to be mere consumers of goods. Meanwhile, millions of students simply disengage and gifted teachers exit the field. Learning is as natural as breathing, John Holt said. Montgomery shows what facilitating self-designed learning can mean in the lives of children and of the adults who work with them. A respected teacher, she examined widely-held and largely unquestioned conventions and chose instead to follow her own intuition. Rather than proceed with the tradition of valuing conformity over creativity, she concentrated on seeing the child as the curriculum. In a democratic society, there ought to be free choice. Not only for adults, but for the very people whom schools purport to serve, children. Her major message is listen and trust. Or get out of the way.

A note from Clonlara School: We will be raising funds to improve services for students and families across Clonlara’s global learning community. We will use the funds to enhance our academic and enrichment club offerings including global events that bring us all together both virtually and in person. Your donation will aid Clonlara in expanding and improving services. We will use them to provide professional development to the Clonlara advisors, teachers, and mentors who support these offerings.

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