Peter Kowalke

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Peter Kowalke (born February 6, 1979) is an American unschooling advocate best known for his work on grown homeschoolers and the lasting influence of homeschooling. He produced and edited Grown Without Schooling (2001),[1][2][3] a documentary about homeschooling,[4] and has been a columnist for Home Education Magazine (1997–2002), Home Educator’s Family Times (2004–07) and Life Learning Magazine (2004–08). A grown homeschooling himself, he was married to grown homeschooler Mae Shell and has worked both for homeschooling umbrella school Clonlara and with the Indian homeschooling advocates Shikshantar Andolan.

He speaks regularly at home education conferences and has been interviewed by media outlets such as the BBC,[5] The New York Times,[6] The Wall Street Journal[citation needed], Fox News[citation needed] and others.

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  1. ^ "GWS Production Crew". Grown Without Schooling web site. Retrieved 16 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Peter Kowalke". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Saba, Laura; Gattis, Julie (2002). The McGraw-Hill Homeschooling Companion. pp. 5–6, 264. Retrieved 2006-02-17. 
  4. ^ Michelle Bates Deakin (March 21, 2004). "Schoolhouse rocked". The Boston Globe (Globe Newspaper Company). Retrieved 16 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Europe Today". BBC World Service, Europe Today. 17 March 2010. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  6. ^ Saulny, Susan (26 November 2006). "Home Schoolers Content to Take Children’s Lead". New York Times (New York Times). Retrieved 19 May 2010.