Unschooling is an increasingly popular home education method. Rather than forcing children to learn what is assumed to be best for them, parents act as facilitators who help children find the resources they need for following their own interests. Being a facilitator, rather than just a teacher of what's best, requires more preparation: facilitators must have a good overall knowledge of what's available and how to find it.
The term unschooling was coined by John Holt, author of 10 books on education. John Holt founded Growing Without Schooling.
Prominent Unschooling Advocates