- Series: Innovators in Education
- Paperback: 252 pages
- Publisher: Heinemann; First Edition edition (November 6, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0867093676
- ISBN-13: 978-0867093674
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,935,981 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
JOHN HOLT (1923-1985) writer, teacher, lecturer, and amateur musician, wrote ten books, including What Do I Do Monday?, How Children Learn, and How Children Fail. His work has been translated into fourteen languages and has become standards in the field of education. For years a leading figure in school reform, John Holt became increasingly interested in how children learn outside of school. The magazine he founded, Growing Without Schooling, continues to reflect his philosophy.
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I truly enjoyed this book, having looked forward to picking it up each day and reading several new chapters.
For now, just know that John Holt is one in a million as a writer. His thoughts and his words are magnificent. He's able to hit the high notes of thought several octaves above and beyond logic. For example, he points out the flaws of using certain words, i.e., STRUCTURED/UNSTRUCTURED.
John Holt is one who takes 'freedom' to its limits, at least as far as children are concerned.
The change it brought in me: When I have the baby sitter's role with my kids, I try to do that which is of mutual interest to us (myself and the kids), or do something which I like while they're doing their stuff. However, I have an open door policy, and allow them to come up to me for any of their queries. Doing something which just interests my kid is defeating, as my frustration and resentment gets transferred through my tone or through my way of looking at them.
It would enable a person who always finds children to be messy, annoying, revolting and disobedient to see them as friendly, interesting, and transparent.