David Gerber

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Tucson, Arizona, USA

David Gerber is a high school principal and an avid supporter of Open Source technologies and resources. He holds a bachelors in Education from the University of Missouri, an MA in English from Northwest Missouri State University, and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Arizona. He has been involved in education as a high school principal since 2003.

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I think it is very important to note that the concepts behind unschooling do not take root with homeschooling. Maria Montesouri and John Dewey laid lynchpinning groundwork at the turn of the century for this approach that still heavily influences today's public sectors of education. Ivan Illich, a contemporary of John Holt, the philosopher credited with coining the term and applying it within the homeschooling sector, broadened the concept to encompass a society.

Open Source is not really a new concept. It is a very bold approach to the ownership and responsibility that is attached to knowledge in a digital age. Thanks for pointing out the part that unschooling is destined to play in this.