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- DescriptionThis is a collection of essays and articles written and compiled by John Holt, each brimming with inspiration and ideas on how to teach children. Taking into account how children actually learn, this book shows us the difference between learning and schooling through his original thinking; clear, thoughtful writing; and first-hand accounts of what does and doesn't work in education.
- Author BiographyJohn Holt was a fifth grade teacher who worked in private schools. In 1964, his book How Children Fail created an uproar with his observations that forcing children to learn makes them unnaturally self-conscious about learning and stifles children's initiative and creativity by making them focus on how to please the teachers and the schools with the answers they will reward best. His subsequent book, How Children Learn (1967), also became widely known. The two are still in print and together they have sold over a million and a half copies and have been translated into over 14 languages.
- Author(s)John Holt
- PublisherSentient Publications
- Date of Publication30/09/2005
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Place of PublicationBoulder, Colorado
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSentient Publications
- Weight220 g
- Width215 mm
- Height140 mm
- Spine12 mm
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