"The starting point is wonder, curiosity and the joy of discovery, which external compulsion is more likely to extinguish than ignite."
“While children’s perceptions of the world and opportunities for genuine spontaneity and creativity are being systematically eliminated from the kindergarten, unquestioned obedience to authority and rote learning of meaningless material are being encouraged.” (Harry L. Gracey, sociologist, “Learning the Student Role: Kindergarten as Academic Boot Camp” in H. Stub (ed.) The Sociology of Education: A…
“We kill, not only [ children’s ] curiosity, but their feeling that it is a good and admirable thing to be curious, so that by the age of ten most of them will not ask questions, and will show a good deal of scorn for the few who do.” (John Holt, How Children Fail)
Legal Disclaimer: You should exercise your own independent judgement regarding homeschooling information and resources. All content on this website and information provided by OFTP Volunteers is given for your convenience and for the purpose of sharing information about homeschooling to the public. Inclusion of any opinion or resource on this site, or any associated organization, product, or service, does not constitute endorsement by the Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents. We do not make any representation or warranty about the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of the information provided on behalf of The Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents or any third party.