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I really like the form this book was written in-journal form, through out most of the book. With it being a accurate daily journal of his experience with children, it gave insights... Read morePublished 7 months ago by PrairieGirl
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 9 months 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 22 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 24 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 on October 14, 2013 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 on July 14, 2013 by hopeful