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Helen E. Lees

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447306412

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447306412.001.0001

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Moments of discovery

Moments of discovery

(p.79) Five Moments of discovery
Education without schools

Helen E. Lees

Policy Press

The chapter presents interview data showing the life-changing nature of discovery of an alternative to mainstream school attendance. It outlines the relief felt at finding a solution in EHE to problems for child at school. It describes how earlier seeking for new answers precedes the discovery of EHE as solution to anomalies of schooling. It explains how the discovery of alternative educational modalities opens up possibilities of inner growth, development and new ways to be and become from autonomous style of EHE. It depicts the importance of physically seeing or witnessing for oneself EHE ideas in operation to believe they are valid and viable. It provides evidence of the revelation of EHE discovery involving a sense of a gestalt switch in operation to align perspectives and expectations of education. A different idea of education brings different evaluations of self, society and other, including possible changes to political outlook and family approaches. Finally it portrays the joy of discovering alternatives to mainstream schooling as a way to grow through education.

Keywords:   transformative, gestalt switch, witnessing, searching, educational solutions, inner growth, politics, society, “the other”

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