John Holt

John Holt

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John Holt, the American educator, was passionate about the need for alternatives to traditional institutional schooling, seeing schools as often hindering children from learning rather than helping them; he became an important proponent of homeschooling or 'unschooling', was a pioneer in youth rights theory and had a profound influence on school reform in particular and educational philosophy in general. Here, Roland Meighan challenges the often held notion that Holt's work was 'romantic' and impractical within the context of compulsory schooling. He brings together the work and thinking of John Holt into applicable theory for education students, enabling readers to appreciate the view that individuals outside the education system can influence and change what is happening within it.The final question put to John Holt was about teacher education. In response, he outlined ... 163) There is a postscript to the book in the form of a letter that restates many of the key points of the whole collection of essays: 1. Children learn better ... Testing and grading corrupt and impede the learning process. 4. The act ofanbsp;...

Title:John Holt
Author:Roland Meighan
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing - 2014-10-23


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