The More Things Change

the More They Stay the Same

Homeschooling and Socialisation Questions

by Pat Farenga

"I recently transferred this video interview with me about homeschooling and unschooling that I did for Christian Science Monitor television in 1991. It is almost exactly 20 years ago to the day (2/16/1991) when I filmed it, but since so much of the information is still relevant I thought it would be of interest. I'm struck by how in those 20 years we went from the estimated 500,000 homeschooled children in 1991 to nearly 2 million today [in the USA], and yet we are still being asked the same questions, particularly "How will homeschooled children be socialized?" What I like about this interview is how thoughtful and prepared John Parrott, the interviewer, was. He handled the socialization question differently than I expected and I was pleasantly surprised" (Pat Farenga).

Part 1

Part 2

You can also visit Pat Farenga's excellent website, Learning Without Schooling.

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