term rooted in the beliefs of Ivan Illich

Deschooling is a word that was first used by Ivan Illich (Austrian philosopher, 1926–2002). Many homeschoolers use the word to describe the process that children go through when they left the school system to start homeschooling.[1] It is an important process for homeschooling,[2] in which children should prepare for their first homeschool days.[3] Some children need more time to go through it than others.[4][5][6] Families do this normally because many things in homechooling are different from the public school system.


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  2. "Deschooling: Starting Out Right at Home". TheHomeSchoolMom. Retrieved 2020-11-29.
  3. "What is Deschooling?". Observatory of Educational Innovation. Retrieved 2020-11-29.
  4. "What, When, Why & How of Deschooling". Time4Learning. Retrieved 2020-11-29.
  5. Buehler, Antonio (2017-05-31). "Deschooling: How Long Does it Take?". Abrome. Retrieved 2020-11-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. MaryEllen (2012-08-31). "Deschooling: Important Homeschooling Step Or Useless Buzzword?". Off The Grid News. Retrieved 2020-11-30.

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