What Does it Mean to Be Educated?

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERABlake Boles has been writing and speaking about self-directed learning for over a decade, most recently for the Alliance for Self-Directed Education.  In his article What Does it Mean to Be Educated?,  he offers a somewhat historical perspective of where we are in the long-term arc of public education in the United States.  As Blake points out, schools haven’t changed much in the past century. Self-Directed Learning is a hopeful, current response to this otherwise discouraging story. We are honored to be included in Blake’s description of people and programs providing optimism and opportunities at this time.

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Ken Danford

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Ken Danford is Co-founder and Executive Director at North Star: Self Directed Learning for Teens and Co-founder of Liberated Learners. Ken has been working intensively with teenagers and their families since 1991, and now consults with adults interested in opening a self-directed learning center with guidance from Liberated Learners. Contact Ken at ken@northstarteens.org


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