Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Carnival of Homeschooling Up

This week's Carnival of Homeschooling is up over at At Home With Chris.

The recent California court case is a big deal, and was featured in eight posts this time around, including my own entry.

There are a lot of other good things this week, including one that caught my eye here. The mother of this family is trying to keep her family integrated age-wise. They try to do things as a family, pushing back against society's tendency to segregate everyone into narrowly defined age-groups; but it's hard to do. She writes specifically about her wrestling with the fact that only one of her children was invited to a birthday party. Anyway, I've written about the issue of age-segregation in a theoretical way here, concluding that it is worth it for us to swim against the cultural stream; and I see in this blogger's real-life struggles a concrete example of what the struggle looks like at a practical level. She has my admiration.

2 comments:

Jennifer in OR said...

Thanks for the encouragement! I just went and read your age-segregation article on vertical/horizonal. Excellent piece! So, so true.

"It's a whole lot more work to find points of common interest with people of different life stages."

This comment of yours from that article is a big reason why age-segregation exists. It's just easier that way. And we're a lazy culture.

Jarrod J. Williamson, Ph.D. said...

As a public K12 and community college teacher, I can attest that allowing 15 year-olds to teach each other about life makes as much sense as allowing 15 year-olds to teach each other how to drive.