MY LIFE AS A TRAVELING HOMESCHOOLER
by Jenifer Goldman
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SOLOMON PRESS PUBLISHERS
Education Division
417 Roslyn Rd
Roslyn HEIGHTS, NY 11577
ABOUT JENIFER'S BOOK
 
This is a rare and perhaps unique view of the current world of alternative education and homeschooling as seen through the eyes of a 10-almost-11-year-old girl. Jenifer traveled with her uncle Jerry Mintz, a leading alternative education advocate, on adventurous trips in the United States and Canada.
 
After getting fed up with problems in the public school system, Jenifer's mother decided to have her "homeschooled." (They all lived in the same house, along with Jeni's grandmother, pianist Ouida Mintz.) In addition to learning at home, Jenifer got to travel with her uncle to the National Coalition of Alternative Schools Conference in Virginia; to Montana to help a group start a new alternative school; to a public alternative school conference at Stanford University in California; and to meet famed educator Ivan Illich at a conference in Canada.
 
The text, which is entirely in Jenifer's own words, is accompanied by many photographs of their travels, taken by Jerry Mintz. and Jenifer. Her perceptions will have meaning not only to those involved in alternative education, but also to anyone who has the responsibility of educating a child. However, most of all this book is written for children themselves.
 
Production note: The book was typeset by Jenifer's uncle on his home computer.