Here is a collection of resources from organizations, to articles, and everything in between!
We at Steuben County Homeschoolers recognize that homeschoolers are a diverse group of self-directed & resourceful people! From unschooling to parent-directed, we honor the diversity of philosophy and expression amongst the homeschool community. We appreciate our nation's freedom to explore various approaches to learning and being. Below are a diverse group of organizations & articles that are supportive of the homeschooling community.
The Alliance for Self-Directed Education (ASDE) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to informing people about the benefits of, and methods for, allowing children and adolescents to direct their own education. The Alliance’s ultimate goal, its vision, is a world in which Self-Directed Education (SDE) is embraced as a cultural norm and is available to all children, everywhere, regardless of their family’s status, race, or income.
IAHE defines home education as parent-directed, home-based, privately-funded education.
Their primary functions are maintaining visibility as home educators with civil government leaders, influencing the legislative process to protect freedom to home educate, publishing information of interest for home educators, and sponsoring seminars and events to encourage families.
Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children and to protect family freedoms. They provide homeschooling-related legal advice and representation to over 80,000 member families, promote homeschool-friendly legislation at the state and federal levels, and offer information and resources to encourage and support all homeschoolers.
This article is an excellent resource, describing seven major methods of homeschooling.
If your into unschooling and want to learn more this is a great way to start.
By zen habits
John Taylor Gatto is a hero in the homeschooling community. A veteran teacher and three time winner of New York City Teacher of the Year and New York State Teacher of the Year, John has been a vocal supporter of natural learning around the world. Here is his blog and many other resources.
John Holt - Homeschooling Pioneer
John Holt was an author and homeschooling advocate and pioneer. This site has many videos and articles to keep Holt's message alive.