Interests Dictate Studies For 'Unschoolers'
Some educators warn that the approach isn't right for every child. Children who aren't self-motivated may not function well because no one makes them do the work. Likewise, students who flit from topic to topic within a few minutes won't benefit as much as those who focus and are persistent, said Thomas Hatch, associate professor at Columbia University's Teachers College in New York City.
This article, written by Anne Ryman, appeared in the May 24th, 2006 publication of The Arizona Republic.