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“I’m a feminist… we should not be able to use gender or sex to predict the career path somebody will follow…”: Attachment Feminism and Curt Rice

Curt Rice has written for The Guardian about getting girls into science without cliches and eliminating gender bias in business. He leads Norway’s Committee on Gender Balance and Diversity in Research and is a professor at the University of Tromso. He shares his perspective here on gender, parenting and education.   AF: Norway is seen…

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Democratic Education – learning through play, place and natural curiosity

Democratic education builds on the natural desire and capability of children to be curious and learn. It is widely accepted that babies and toddlers learn in their own time without much intervention. The skills that children develop within the first four years of their life are enormous. They learn: – To sit and walk, – To speak…

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To school or not to school?: *guest post* by Ariel Pelham

This is my eldest son, Little O.  He’s five years old. He’s pretty amazing.  I’d go as far as to say he’s downright awesome, actually.  Here’s another photo of him so you can see just how special he is.     Little O, in addition to being hilarious, rambunctious, naughty, vocal, sweet, and obsessed with…

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Embarking on the unschooling path: *guest post* by Sheena Hatton

    One month ago we made the life-changing decision to unschool our 5 year old. This time last year he was in reception class and we were awaiting the birth of his brother; this year he’s spent the day at work with his Dad, riding his bike through puddles and playing with Playdoh at…

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