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While there are many pedagogical approaches that fall under the umbrella of Alternative Education (including homeschooling, unschooling, and democratic learning, among others), most adhere to a holistic philosophy, placing greater emphasis on the child's emotional well-being than more traditional methods. In addition, most forms aim for smaller classroom sizes and a decentralization of authority. This section reviews the many kinds of Alternative Education to help you discover which might be right for your child.