Ross Mountney talks about the freedom of choice which we now have in publishing and also offers a link to the new edition of Education Outside School Magazine which is online and free – it’s a great read.

Ross Mountney's Notebook

The next issue of EOS is out; the online magazine for home educators. I wish there’d been something like this when we started home educating, it makes you feel part of a community, supported and legit!

The beauty of these online publications is that, at last, what we get to read is no longer decided by elitist publishers with a big profit their only consideration rather than what folks might want.

Obviously publishing houses are businesses and have to make profit, but I think many businesses go beyond need to greed. And what I hadn’t twigged, and now I do having published independently, is that publishers have also denied us access to masses of brilliant stuff simply because it wasn’t commercial enough.

Think of all the Indie bands whose music’s become noticed by circulating it independently. Now, people who want to publish more contentious subjects – like home education –…

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  1. Thanks for sharing this info. I don’t home school my kids, but I do teach creative writing to kids in an after-school program. This might have some useful info for me. 🙂 I’ll check it out.

    • You’re welcome, I have an article in it about using drama to explore prejudice which might be useful as one of the activities uses improvisation which I always see as a form of creative writing.

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