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Schoolless: Using open-source learning to build expertise and pursue a degree [Kindle Edition]

Gannon Beck
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Book Description

Eventually, we all find ourselves schoolless. Some become schoolless when they drop out of high school, and some only after they graduate from college. Be it sooner or later, when traditional educational doors close to us, how do we go about he task of lifelong learning?

We can unlock the answer by studying those who have found themselves schoolless prematurely. Some are quite notable. Steve Jobs dropped out of college after one semester. The Wright brothers never attended any college after high school. Abraham Lincoln found himself schoolless after about one year of formal schooling. Benjamin Franklin had about two. Frederick Douglass had none at all.

It is from these biographies that lessons are gleaned about how one can successfully overcome a lack of access to formal education. Add to their biographies the latest psychological research into learning, as well as the lessons from the open-source movement, and what is left is part inspiration and part guide to fulfill one's intellectual potential.

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  • File Size: 380 KB
  • Print Length: 134 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1456501569
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004L2LJ08
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,474,761 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for students, parents and life-long learners February 26, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
If you're a parent, you need to read this book to help guide your kids to get on the path of life-long learning and opportunity.

If you're a student, you need to read this book to find out how to amplify what's happening in the classroom so you can pursue your dreams and gain expertise along the way.

If you're out of school (or never went), you need to read this book so you can discover the wealth of opportunities (many of them free) that are out there to follow a path to expertise.

My only wish is that this book came out about 25 years earlier. It would have saved me several steps in the path to sort of figuring this out. Thanks to Schoolless, I now have a roadmap to follow and share with my daughters. Thanks, Gannon!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fresh look at the educational process February 26, 2011
By Arthur
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Gannon explores a fresh look at the process and motivation in education, and expresses inspiring insight and ideas for pursuing a path of life long learning. Education in the USA has fallen victim to an out-dated and stoic structure, and Schoolless presents an approach more relevant to many that are lost in the process. A thought provoking book and well worth the time to read.
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