A classic for a reason. Holt's observations about children and teaching are profound and intuitive. This book was thought-provoking to the extreme. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Mel
The worst education advice money can buy. I was lent this in 1984 when I was undertaking a diploma of education.
I suppose this book focuses on the humanities. Read more
This was a gift, the person liked it, they are home schooling their children as the schools where they live is not great.Published 13 months ago by Shelby Hendren
An extremely valuable book for all parents and teachers. Although I was already questioning the value of "schooling", this book and "How Children Learn" changed the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
See my comments for Holt's other book, "How Children Learn". Kids in public schools are forced to learn (memorize) things that have no relevance to them. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Robert Brown
there were great descriptions of the problem. but I was looking for solutions. I'll go back latter and try to find the how to correct these problems (the way to correct these... Read morePublished 19 months ago by hopeful
John Holt was a brilliant man who made a mark on education, and with all my heart I hope that more of what he started continues to grow. Read morePublished on February 22, 2013 by J