Unschooling in the World

BY NATION

The "Altlearn Map" project is a worldwide community network of Natural Learning with contacts on five continents.

U.S. states and regions, click here

CANADA
Unschooling Canada

Unschooling Montreal

Canadian Home Based Learning Resource Page

MEXICO
En lugar de educarlos

COLOMBIA
Homeschooling Colombia blog
and facebook page
not all unschooling, but a place to find others

INDIA
Shikshantar is part of the Swaraj movement in India. This is an excellent website with a message board.

Pune Homeschoolers Members only. E-mail Hema Bharadwaj

Multiworld India, Taleemnet

MALAYSIA
Malaysian Homeschooling Network (MHsN), on Facebook

Learning Beyond Schooling

English for Asians, a blog about home education

NEW ZEALAND
Radical Unschoolers Aotearoa

AUSTRALIA

Unschooling! Info and Connections for Australians

On Facebook:

Unschooling Info Australia (more in keeping with this site and Joyce's)
Radical Unschooling Australia more general

a list of Australian blogs and websites

Home Education Association website

Learning naturally in South Australia: http://homeschoolaustralia.beverleypaine.com (this site is no longer updated, but has many articles and leads to a newer site)

Otherways: Home Education Network (leans toward Victoria)

Liberated Learning, a natural living home education network

ISRAEL
In Hebrew: beofen-tiv'ee, "naturally."
In English: Israel Home Education Association

JAPAN
In Japanese:
Onibabatachi no irutokoro, with Sandra Dodd article
In English:Homeschooling in Japan

SOUTH AFRICA
This group should be a place to find other unschoolers, even though unschooling isn't their primary focus: EnvironmentalHomeschooling
The list isn't limited to South Africans, either, so others might want to check it out!


EUROPE

Learning Unlimited yahoogroups list, European focus


U.K.

AEUK (autonomous education UK) and there's a Blog

Unschooling UKyahoogroups list for unschoolers

On Facebook: UK Radical Unschooling Network

South of England Unschoolers
"Our primary aim is to facilitate 'real world' meetings...Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey & W Sussex."

UK Home Ed, online information at that site, and access to sign up for an e-mail discussion list.

The Netherlands
Vol leven—a place to share experiences, about life with children who learn from life. (in Dutch)

Leiden Home Learners (in English)

France

Parents Autrement, a site concerned with attachment parenting, nursing, etc., but very interested in unschooling as well. There are local meetings listed in Paris, a message board, a photo gallery planned and articles.

about french radical unschoolers or a-schooling, and a few pages in English and this one English and French.

Grandir ensemble - Grandir libres

French translations of unschooling materials are at SandraDodd.com/french

Spain
Libertad Educativa
and on Facebook

Portugal
"Unschooling em Português", facebook group for the discussion of unschooling on Portuguese, for Portuguese or Brazilians

Portuguese translations of unschooling materials are at SandraDodd.com/portuguese

Germany
Note from correspondent in late 2007: "homeschooling is illegal in Germany... but not in German-speaking Switzerland"
Leben ohne Schule has lots of unschooling and gentle parenting articles translated to German, and an associated mailing list


Although homeschooling is not legal in Germany at this time, there is a site for promoting respectful parenting and natural learning in Germany. Mit Kindern leben und lernen it's in German

German Unschooling list   Mostly German with a few Austrians and a handful of Dutch and English readers

Sweden
Homeschooling in Sweden (English)
Riksorganisationen för Hemundervisning i Sverige (Swedish)

Italy
InizioApprendimento Naturale

Estonia
Eesti Koduõppe Keskus (Estonian Centre for Homeschooling).
Aim of the Estonian Homeschooling Centre is to promote legalizing homeschooling, gradually trying to move towards allowing unschooling. Webpage is mainly in Estonian and English page is under development.


International

Taleemnet, "A Multiworld Project, Dedicated to the destruction of “factory schooling” in Asia, Africa & South America"

BY FOCUS

Special Needs
Unschooling Special Needs on facebook.

En Español
Not bound by nation, but a Spanish-language list organized by a mom in Puerto Rico and read internationally: Aprendizaje natural

Other Languages
Unless otherwise specified, the links lead to English-language sites. There are, in the list at left, sites in Japanese, French, German, Estonian, Hebrew and perhaps other languages.

African-American Unschooling:
AfAmUnschool (yahoo group)
This list discussed curriculum more than some of its members expected it would, so don't use it as a sole source of unschooling information.

Mothers of Color:
The Mahogany Way A Place for Mothers of Color to discuss Natural Living (Attachment Parenting, Motherhood, Natural Birth, Homeschooling, Unschooling, Natural Family Living)


SCOUTING

Unschooling and Girl Scouts by Joylyn Fowler.


RELIGIOUS

or as close to Unschooling as I could find for each—some are structured; sorry

Christian:

Christian Radical Unschoolers, on facebook

ChristianUnschooling.com Encouragement and resources for Christian unschooling, relaxed/eclectic home educating families–living in freedom in Christ. (their facebook page)

Resources for Christian Unschoolers

LDS:
LDS Unschoolers on facebook
Moslem:
Mission Islam unschooling page

Muslim Home Education Network, Australia (their unschooling page)

A Moslem mom named Umm Badr has a beautiful site and links.

ArabesQ isn't an unschooling site, but options range from unit studies to a curriculum. "Free for all homeschoolers; Online worksheets for History, English, Arabic, Math, Science. See what learning resources we have to learn about Africa, Egypt, Turkey and more - Inshallah"

Jewish:
Jewish unschoolers will find information here .(see also Israeli sites in international list)
Pagan:
EarthUnschool
For unschoolers looking to become more Earth centered in their daily life. It is a place to exchange ideas for ceremonies, crafts, altars etc. This group is open to unschoolers of all religions but will tend to focus more on Pagan beliefs. Only unschooling principles will be acceptable, anything not fitting with unschooling principles will be questioned. If you are unfamiliar with unschooling, please do more reading on the topic before joining.

Acorns, Pagan and Alternative Homeschool Journal: "From the tiny acorn grows the mighty oak." Archives
There is a Pagan "cover-school" and website called Goddess Moon Circles.
Two pages with clear information and good links are Pagan Homeschool Page and the related links page.


UNITED STATES
arranged more or less in zip-code order, eastish in the righthand column, westerly to the left

Texas:
Houston Unschooling Kids
Texas Unschoolers (statewide yahoogroup)
El Paso Unschoolers (regional)
TAFFIE (Texas Advocates For Freedom In Education; more than just unschooling)
Oklahoma:
           Oklahoma Unschoolers
           Christian Unschoolers in Oklahoma City

Iowa "Unschooling in Iowa"

Michigan Unschoolers

Wisconsin Unschoolers

Minnesota: Unschooling Minnesota or Natural Rhythms Learning Co-op field trips for families

South Dakota: The Natural Learners Net (includes info on the Black Hills group called Free to Be Life Learners)

Colorado:

Colorado Unschooling This Colorado unschooling list is to help people who are unschooling to be cognizant of Colorado homeschool law; share ideas to support our kids' interests; to plan get-togethers to enhance understanding of unschooling (topic discussions).

Colorado Unschooling Resources

BLUE SKIES: unschooling group in and around Boulder/Longmont

New Mexico:

Albuquerque: Albuquerque Unschoolers
We are a social support group for families who are joyfully whole life learning.

Arizona:
Phoenix Unschoolers—meetings alternate around, and there are members in North Scottsdale, Phoenix, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear and Desert Hills.

Southern Arizona Unschoolers webpage, and yahoo list

Prescott Unschoolers Connection, with two park days a month.

Idaho:

Southwestern Idaho Unschoolers

Nevada:
Las Vegas Life Learners

California:

Unschool San Diego

SoCalUnschoolers, for sharing ideas and planning get-togethers with other like-minded families

Dragontree Home Learners Long Beach

Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Unschooling in Santa Barbara

South Bay Free2Play

San Francisco Bay Unschooling Network (SFBUN)

Sacramento Unschooling Network

Oregon:
Portland Radical Unschooling

Central Oregon Open Learners

Washington:
Washington Radical Unschoolers

Olympia Unschoolers Meet-up

Maine Unschooling Network. That's their main site, and there is also a facebook page.

UnschoolingNH: Unschooling in New Hampshire; people from other states are welcome to join

New England Unschooling

West Jersey Homeschoolers[not just unschoolers]

DEUnschoolers - Northern Delaware area, small, active, very unschooly

Radical UNschoolers in NY (RUNNY!) a Yahoo list for radical unschoolers in New York

FUNNY (Families Unschooling iN NY) for families who are unschooling in New York state.

Mid Atlantic Radical Unschoolers

Pennsylvania:

Pennsylvania Unschoolers yahoo group
and more Pennysvania notes
unschoolersandothers DE/MD/PA tri-state area, large, active, plenty of "others", set to not come up in a yahoo search. The home page is not accessible to non-members. To join, send an email to: unschoolersandothers-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

DelmarvaUnschoolers - Southern Delaware, Eastern Shore of Maryland & Virginia, active

Maryland: Baltimore Growing with Unschooling

Virginia:

VA Peninsula Radical Unschoolers
Richmond Unschoolers

North Carolina: NCUnschoolers

Georgia:
          Georgia Unschoolers

Florida:

Florida Unschoolers Network (FUN) Facebook group to arrange gatherings, for Florida residents or frequent visitors.

Tampa Bay Unschoolers United (a facebook group)

Pinellas Unschoolers Collective

Suncoast Unschoolers, Sarasota and Bradenton

Unschooling in the Palm Beaches

River City Unschoolers (Jacksonville)

Puerto Rico—Radical Unschoolers de Puerto Rico

Tennessee Unschooling ** Unschoolers of Memphis ** Tricities Fun (East TN and southwest VA)

Kentucky Unschoolers

Ohio:

Akron Area Unschooler's Tribe (Akron and surrounding areas)

Northern Ohio Unschoolers

Illinois:
Many Rivers Unschoolers: Will, DuPage and surrounding counties

Unschooling-in-IL (general unschooling)

Mid-Missouri – unschoolers, life learners, child led learners welcome

Arkansas:

CAFE LIFE
Central Arkansas Families Enjoying Learning In Freedom Every Day! (facebook group)

Arkansas Unschoolers

Louisiana Unschoolers