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How children fail Hardcover – 1982
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About the Author
John Holt (1923-1985) was a teacher in the American school system before becoming one of the foremost advocates for homeschooling. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Even if you don't have kids, this book is enlightening. I'd recommend everyone read it, but if you have kids or work with them, consider this book mandatory. It will help you understand children in ways you've never thought of.
Mostly it’s about how children cope with the stress of school, and how these methods are not conducive to real learning.
Was it good?
It was relatable and felt true, but I did not care for the fact that it was a bunch of memos he had written before he ever thought to write a book. As such, it is not nearly as fluent and organized as some of his other books.
Look at my review of "How Children Learn", which is also a must have book for parents.
Everyone in education should put this at the very top of their reading list. Right now.