I personally do not know anyone that is an adult and has been unschooled most of their young life but I have done lot of research and have found some great websites that may help you on your journey.
The first website that I would like to recommend is uncollege.org – The man, Dale, who started Uncollege.org on January 21st, 2011 dropped out of school when he was in the sixth grade. Read More Dale has also written his first book and I included a link which was great if you are thinking of not going to a university, or just need some guidance on what you want to be when you grow up ( my husband still doesn’t know)
Here are some great books I also found for Adult Unschoolers…
Idzie Desmarais an adult unschoolers , who is an author of I’m Unschooled. Yes, I Can Write shares this.
Adult Unschooling creates people who are motivated! The act of placing the power over learning and life into the individual’s hands is both empowering and motivating. What motivation people see in unschoolers really is, is simply a joy in learning. A discovery that is found far more rarely among those who are schooled. Their sentiments aren’t unique. Adult Unschoolers seem to have loved their learning experience and they want you to know it. If you want to hear it, then you’ll appreciate this compilation of profiles of grown unschoolers.
This is a list of Unschooled Adults and their websites that may also help you and I found very interesting….
- ·Ilana Ofgang, jazz musician, age 24
- ·Patrick Meehan, video game entrepreneur, age 29
- ·Laura Brion, musician, urban agriculturalist, age 24
- ·Brian Walton, librarian, age 27
- ·Selina Hunt, industrial designer, age 26
- ·Hannah Thompson: “My unschooling experience has taught me to follow my passion without restraint.”
- ·Anna J. Cook: “The experience of unschooling helped me to remain confident in myself.”
- ·Cheyenne La Vallee: “Everyone has it in themselves to be passionate and motivated.”
- ·Jaclyn Dolamore: “Art and stories are woven through the fabric of every subject.”
The Unschooler Experiment – An exploration of the lasting influence of home education and a celebration of people who question and experiment.It is about experimenting and, to quote M.K. Gandhi, about being the change you want to see in the world.