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Holt, John Caldwell 1923-1985

Works: 127 works in 821 publications in 18 languages and 23,253 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Curator, Other
Classifications: LB885, 370.1
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How children learn by John Caldwell Holt( Book )

172 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 4,706 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 )

175 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 4,342 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 )

29 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in English and German and held by 1,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

49 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,849 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 )

79 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of previously published pieces focuses on some specific problems of contemporary American education. Criticized are such issues as the "tyranny" of testing, the intense pressures for college attendance, the failure of ghetto schools to educate students, compulsory attendance, reading failures, and over-talkative teachers. The traditional system of schooling is condemned as a "degrading experience" for both students and teachers. The proper role for teachers is to offer help and guidance only when needed and requested by the children. (Nh)
Learning all the time by John Caldwell Holt( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,582 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 )

28 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 1,343 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 )

22 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 598 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 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wie Kinder lernen by John Caldwell Holt( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing without schooling( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S'evader de l'enfance : les besoins et les droits des enfants by John Caldwell Holt( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instead of education : ways to help people do things better by John Caldwell Holt( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 52 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
Hai zi wei he shi bai by Huote( Book )

6 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu nei rong bao kuo:hai zi de ce lüe,Kong ju yu shi bai,Zhen shi de xue xi,Xue xiao de shi bai
Hai zi ru he xue xi by Huo Te( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 31 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

How children learn by John Caldwell Holt( )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years ago John Holt woke the dreary world of educational theory by showing that for small children "learning is as natural as breathing." His brilliant observations are as true today as they were then. Over 1 million copies were sold worldwide in the decades that followed. Today the theorists are still squabbling, and Holt's wisdom is needed more than ever. As a hero of progressive education and homeschoolers, his time has come again. A new foreword by eminent school reformer Deborah Meier, of the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development reveals the lasting influence of John Holt's ideas and their relevance for the students today
Xue xi xiang hu xi yi yang zi ran by Huo Te( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Learning all the time
Alternative Names
Caldwell Holt, John 1923-1985

Holt, Džon.

Hōlṭ, Jān̲ 1923-1985

Holt, John.

Holt, John 1923-

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

Ջոն Հոլթ

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 schoolingInstead of education : ways to help people do things better