How Children Acquire “Academic” Skills Without Formal Instruction | Quote 03166

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As I have argued elsewhere (e.g. Gray, 2016), the ideal environment for Self-Directed Education is one in which the child (a) has unlimited time and freedom to play and explore; (b) has access to the most useful tools of the culture; (c) is embedded in a caring community of people who range widely in age and exemplify a wide variety of skills, knowledge, and ideas; and (d) has access to a number of adults who are willing to answer questions (or try to answer them) and provide help when asked.

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How Children Acquire “Academic” Skills Without Formal Instruction

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