E70: The World is Our Classroom: Extreme Parenting and The Rise of Worldschooling with Dr. Jennie Germann Molz

Hello and welcome back to the campfire! Today we have the pleasure of Dr. Jennie Germann Molz joining us for a conversation. Dr. Molz is a Professor of Sociology at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester Massachusetts and is the author of the newly released book, The World Is Our Classroom: Extreme Parenting and the Rise of Worldschooling.   

Drawing on interviews with parents and stories from the blogs they publish during their journeys, as well as her own experience traveling the world with her ten-year-old son, she takes us inside a fascinating life spent on trains, boats, and planes. She shows why many parents―disillusioned with standard public schooling―believe the world is a child’s best classroom. Rebelling against convention, these parents combine technology and travel to pursue a different version of the good life, one in which parents can work remotely as “digital nomads,” participate in like-minded communities online, and expose their children to the risks, opportunities, and life lessons that the world has to offer.  So grab a seat by the fire as we discuss how more and more families are choosing the world as their classroom! 

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Show Notes

Dr. Molz’ s book:
The World is Our Classroom: Extreme Parenting and The Rise of Worldschooling 
The World Is Our Classroom (nyupress.org)

or you can purchase on Amazon at:
The World Is Our Classroom: Extreme Parenting and the Rise of Worldschooling (Critical Perspectives on Youth, 8): Molz, Jennie Germann: 9781479834075: Amazon.com: Books

You can find Dr. Jennie Germann Molz at College of the Holy Cross | A highly selective, four year, undergraduate, Jesuit, liberal arts institution. College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts

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