ed·u·ca·tion [ej-oo-kay-shuhn] –noun
the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.
the act or process of imparting or acquiring particular knowledge or skills, as for a profession.
Thanks dictionary.com! (at work there is not a dictionary. Who ever heard of such a thing?!?)
This, folks, is the definition of education.
Nowhere anywhere did it say anything about anyone being considered educated only if they go through a rigorous (and unimaginitive!) process laid down by the government, or whomever appoints themselves the Greatest Authority On The Subject.
I have started a new post series on olm called The Five W's - though it should probably be called "How and the Five W's".
Schuyler says on Warts and All "I am a mother to my two fascinating and fascinated, amazing and amazed, interesting and interested children." I love that! What a sparkly nutshell for unschooling.
In line with this thinking, I have decided to start recording all the the fascinating questions that my little son asks me each day (who, what, when, where, what). Most of our learning, conversations, and investigations each day arise from his very interesting questions.
These peeks into his "fascinating and fascinated, amazing and amazed, interesting and interesting" mind are so inspiring that I cannot even fathom that anyone could possibly judge us to be uneducated.
Learning about the world, and how to best get along in it are the breath and light of our days.
It is what we do!