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Holt, John Caldwell 1923-1985

Works: 111 works in 740 publications in 16 languages and 24,152 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Curator
Classifications: LB885, 370.1
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Most widely held works by John Caldwell Holt
How children learn by John Caldwell Holt( Book )

149 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 4,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the natural learning processes of children at the pre-school and primary grade level and describes the ways in which formal education damages and impedes the child's independent ability to learn
How children fail by John Caldwell Holt( Book )

170 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 4,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its first publication in 1964, this book has helped two generations of parents and teachers understand what actually happens in the classroom. Holt's astute observation of children, his clear simple style, and his lifelong conviction that we can do better by our children make How Children Fail an enduring classic
What do I do Monday? by John Caldwell Holt( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in English and German and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For teachers and parents who want to help children learn better
Freedom and beyond by John Caldwell Holt( Book )

44 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 1,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his criticism of existing educational institutions, the author calls for a reform not only of educational institutions, but also of the underlying presumptions of society about the purpose and value of education in general. He explores alternatives to formal schooling, examines the assumption on which our system of universal compulsory schooling is grounded, and offers a variety of educational experiments to remedy the faults he finds. He suggests that in order to give the student the widest and freest possible choice to learn whatever he or she wants to learn, not only open schools and free schools are necessary, but also community learning centers accessible to young and old, flexible school days and school years, and systems of "deschooled" learning networks like those suggested by Ivan Illich. Much of the book is devoted to discussing why the present system of education has had so little success in reaching poor and minority students. (Jy)
The underachieving school by John Caldwell Holt( Book )

73 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On educational philosophy; with reference to United States
Learning all the time by John Caldwell Holt( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how children begin to learn and to explore their world without being taught
Escape from childhood by John Caldwell Holt( Book )

37 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The needs and rights of children"--Jacket subtitle
Teach your own : a hopeful path for education by John Caldwell Holt( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Teach your own : the John Holt book of homeschooling by John Caldwell Holt( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on how to raise children as learners more than how to create a school within one's household
Growing without schooling( )

in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wie Kinder lernen by John Caldwell Holt( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing without schooling( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pragmatic guide to business process modelling by John Caldwell Holt( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Process modelling is plagued with complexity, difficulty in understanding and communication problems, which this book addresses by applying a standard modelling notation to these issues
Instead of education : ways to help people do things better by John Caldwell Holt( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis: John Holt, best-selling author of 10 pioneering books on alternative education, is widely credited with launching today's huge and still growing homeschooling movement. His original thinking and clear, thoughtful writing has emboldened countless parents to take the education of their children into their own hands. Instead of Education is Holt's most direct and radical challenge to the educational status quo and a clarion call to parents to save their children from schools of all kinds. In this breakthrough work Holt lays out the foundation for un-schooling as the vital path to self-directed learning and a creative life. It has become common knowledge that our educational system is in dire straights. Children graduate high school without knowing how to read; students are driven to violence by the brutal social climate of school; and with the ever-increasing demand for stricter discipline and higher standardized test scores, teachers have little time to convey their passion for their subject, if indeed any has survived. John Holt also makes the point that schools stifle children's creativity and individuality. In Instead of Education he gives us practical, innovative ideas for changing all that. He suggests creative ways to take advantage of the underused facilities we already have--such as holding classes that people really want on weekdays in churches and on weekends in schools. He gives lots of examples of educational programs that work and of people who self-educate in interesting ways. He describes actual non-compulsory schools, learning centers, and informal learning arrangements in action
A life worth living : selected letters of John Holt by John Caldwell Holt( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhong nian xue yin yue : yi wei jiao yu jia de xue xi bi ji by Huo Te( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About learning by John Caldwell Holt( Recording )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to Buddhist religion by Frank Reynolds( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schools against children. by John Caldwell Holt( Recording )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-authoritarian teaching by John Caldwell Holt( Recording )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Holt questions the role of schools in preparing individuals for life
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Learning all the time
Alternative Names
Caldwell Holt, John 1923-1985

Holt, Džon.

Hōlṭ, Jān̲ 1923-1985

Holt, John.

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Holt, John 1923-1985

Holt, John Caldwell

Holt, John Caldwell, 1923-

Holt John Caldwell 1923-1985

John Caldwell Holt

John Caldwell Holt Amerikaans pedagoog (1923-1985)

John Caldwell Holt US-amerikanischer Autor und Pädagoge

Τζον Χολτ παιδαγωγός

Джон Холт

Холт, Джон

ג'ון הולט

جان هالت

جون هولت

ஜான் ஹோல்ட்

홀트, 존 1923-1985

홀트, 존 칼드웰 1923-1985


ホルト, J

ホルト, ジョン

How children failWhat do I do Monday?Freedom and beyondThe underachieving schoolLearning all the timeTeach your own : the John Holt book of homeschoolingGrowing without schoolingA pragmatic guide to business process modelling