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The World Is Our Classroom: Extreme Parenting and the Rise of Worldschooling

Jennie Germann Molz


This is a book about worldschooling and the families who educate their young children while traveling the world. Adopted primarily by white, middle-class parents from the Global North, worldschooling represents a new kind of life strategy, one that starts with seeing the world as their children’s classroom, but extends to the way worldschoolers parent, perform family life, work digitally and remotely, create communities online and on the road, and negotiate a sense of belonging and global citizenship on the move. While worldschooling appears to be a countercultural practice, it is actually emb ... More

Keywords: worldschooling, traveling families, children, education, global citizenship, uncertain times, good life, future, mobile lifestyles, mobile virtual ethnography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781479891689
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479891689.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennie Germann Molz, author
College of the Holy Cross