The "Altlearn Map" project
is a worldwide community network of Natural Learning with contacts on five continents.
U.S. states and regions, click here
Canadian Home Based Learning
En lugar de educarlos
Homeschooling Colombia blog
and facebook page
not all unschooling, but a place to find others
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
Malaysian Homeschooling Network (MHsN), on Facebook
Learning Beyond Schooling
English for Asians, a blog about home education
Radical Unschoolers Aotearoa
Unschooling Info Australia, on facebook
NOTE: If you request to join this group, check your "Other" folder
Home Education Network
In Hebrew: beofen-tiv'ee, "naturally."
In English: Israel Home Education Association
Onibabatachi no irutokoro, with Sandra Dodd article
In English:Homeschooling in Japan
This group should be a place to find other unschoolers, even though unschooling isn't their primary focus:
EnvironmentalHomeschooling [all yahoogroups are gone, in 2021]
The list isn't limited to South Africans, either, so others might want to check it out!
Learning Unlimited yahoogroups list, European focus
There are lots of local groups that people have set up. These can be useful for people who want to arrange in person meetings in their area. However I suggest that for the discussion of ideas and principles, it's best to use Always Learning on yahoogroups, or Radical Unschooing Info on facebook. There are more experienced unschoolers here and the quality of discussion and advice is better than you will find elsewhere. If you need to find a local group just search online to find a group near to you.
Vol leven—a place to share experiences, about life with children who learn from life. (in Dutch)
Leiden Home Learners (in English)
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
and on Facebook
SchulFrei Bewegung (current in 2017)
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
Homeschooling in Sweden (English)
Riksorganisationen för Hemundervisning i Sverige
Eesti Koduõppe Keskus (Estonian Centre for
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.
Taleemnet, "A Multiworld Project, Dedicated to the destruction of "factory schooling" in Asia, Africa & South America"
Unschooling Special Needs on facebook.
NEW IN OCTOBER 2014:
In Spanish, on Facebook, Radical Unschooling en Español, group created by Alicia Gonzalez
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.
AfAmUnschool(yahoo group GONE IN 2021)
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)
Unschooling and Girl Scouts by Joylyn Fowler.
RELIGIOUS or as close to Unschooling as I could find for each—some are structured; sorry
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 Unschoolers on facebook
Mission Islam unschooling page
Muslim Home Education Network, Australia (their unschooling page)
A Muslim 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 unschoolers will find information here. (see also Israeli sites in international list)
All the pagan sites are gone. I'm leaving this because it's interesting to me that at one time there were several.
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.