The book is based on interviews with 20 home-educated people. They are now in their twenties or thirties except for one, a man who is older.
Julie Webb first spoke to about a quarter of them as teenagers in the early 1980s. She wanted to find out what sort of lives they were leading now, and hear their reflections on the process of home educating - she thought it would be interesting to see whether they would contemplate home educating their own children.
She hopes her discussion of interviewees’ reflections on their experiences will shed an incidental light on the growth of a movement with some fairly revolutionary implications for standard educational thinking. The common factor in their approach is the intention of replacing the ‘one size fits all’philosophy, with learning that emerges from the abilities and interests of the individual, deepening and expanding as the child matures.