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Holt, John Caldwell 1923-1985

Overview
Works: 133 works in 834 publications in 18 languages and 23,113 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Curator, Other
Classifications: LB885, 370.1
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Most widely held works about John Caldwell Holt
 
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How children learn by John Caldwell Holt( Book )

168 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 4,635 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 )

179 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 4,335 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 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

50 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,830 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 )

80 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,777 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 1,570 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 1,333 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 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om at undervise børn hjemme
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 594 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 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How and why of unschooling that is not published anywhere else, as well as hundreds of firsthand accounts by unschooling's earliest practitioners that resonate with even more meaning today. Book jacket
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 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le pédagogue démontre les impasses de l'enseignement scolaire et plaide pour un apprentissage informel centré sur l'apprentissage de l'autonomie et la stimulation de la créativité. (Electre)
Wie kleine Kinder schlau werden : selbständiges Lernen im Alltag by John Caldwell Holt( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen
Hai zi wei he shi bai by Huo Te( 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 lve,Kong ju yu shi bai,Zhen shi de xue xi,Xue xiao de shi bai deng
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 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How children learn by John Caldwell Holt( )

4 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
 
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Learning all the time
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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
Alternative Names
Caldwell Holt, John 1923-1985

Holt, Džon.

Hōlṭ, Jān̲ 1923-1985

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John Caldwell Holt

John Caldwell Holt Amerikaans pedagoog (1923-1985)

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Τζον Χολτ παιδαγωγός

Джон Холт

Холт, Джон

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ג'ון הולט

جان هالت

جون هولت

ஜான் ஹோல்ட்

홀트, 존 1923-1985

홀트, 존 칼드웰 1923-1985

ジョン・ホルト

ホルト, J

ホルト, ジョン

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