Teresa Honey Youngblood worked in journalism and middle school education before becoming a homeschooling parent. Presently, in addition to homeschooling her three children, she works part-time as a freelance writer and hospital chaplain. She lives in the beautiful Ozark mountains of Northwest Arkansas, where she grows flowers and vegetables and swims in clean, cold rivers.
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Also, special thanks to Melinda Stuart-Tilley and Shari Withey, current and former homeschoolers and UU religious educators, both, as well as skilled and thoughtful first readers of the book.
WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT
From the book's introduction: "For more than three decades now, sitting around kitchen tables, catching one another during the coffee hour on Sundays, and later, seeking one another out online, Unitarian Universalist homeschooling families together have been imagining, organizing, crafting, testing, and tweaking an educational approach that is like no other. Part homeschooling, part whole-family spiritual quest, part community immersion, their experiments were the beginning of a small, loose movement that may be one of our most successful models of homegrown faith development to date."
Home-, Church-, and Community-based Learning in the Liberal Religious Family