Growing Without Schooling

Growing Without Schooling

Once a leading figure in school reform, John Holt became increasingly interested in how children learn outside of school. The magazine he founded, Growing Without Schooling (GWS), reflects his philosophy, which he called unschooling.

Author: Patrick Farenga

Publisher: Holtgws LLC

ISBN: 0985400242

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After years of working to change schools from within-testifying before Congress and addressing audiences around the world about how to make schools better places for children-John Holt founded Growing Without Schooling magazine in 1977 to support self-directed education and learning outside of school. Each issue is a lively exchange among readers and Holt, packed with useful advice, resource recommendations, and all sorts of legal, pedagogical, and parenting ideas from people who pioneered what we now call homeschooling. John Holt (1983-1985) is the author of How Children Learn and How Children Fail, which together have sold over a million and a half copies, and eight other books about children and learning. His work has been translated into more than 40 languages. Once a leading figure in school reform, John Holt became increasingly interested in how children learn outside of school. The magazine he founded, Growing Without Schooling (GWS), reflects his philosophy, which he called unschooling. GWS was published from 1977 to 2001 and is the first magazine devoted to homeschooling and self-directed education.
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Growing Without Schooling

Growing Without Schooling

Once a leading figure in school reform, John Holt became increasingly interested in how children learn outside of school. The magazine he founded, Growing Without Schooling (GWS), reflects his philosophy, which he called unschooling.

Author: John C Holt

Publisher: Holtgws LLC

ISBN: 0985400285

Category: Education

Page: 536

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After years of working to change schools from within-testifying before Congress and addressing audiences around the world about how to make schools better places for children-John Holt founded Growing Without Schooling magazine in 1977 to support self-directed education and learning outside of school. Each issue is a lively exchange among readers and Holt, packed with useful advice, resource recommendations, and all sorts of legal, pedagogical, and parenting ideas from people who pioneered what we now call homeschooling. John Holt (1983?1985) is the author of How Children Learn and How Children Fail, which together have sold over a million and a half copies, and eight other books about children and learning. His work has been translated into more than 40 languages. Once a leading figure in school reform, John Holt became increasingly interested in how children learn outside of school. The magazine he founded, Growing Without Schooling (GWS), reflects his philosophy, which he called unschooling. GWS was published from 1977 to 2001 and is the first magazine devoted to homeschooling and self-directed education.
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Growing Without Schooling

Growing Without Schooling

Growing Without Schooling (GWS) is the first publication about learning outside of school, homeschooling, and unschooling founded by the late teacher and author John Holt.

Author: John Holt

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ISBN: 1370560028

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Growing Without Schooling (GWS) is the first publication about learning outside of school, homeschooling, and unschooling founded by the late teacher and author John Holt. Published continuously from 1977 until 2001, the 143 issues of GWS are filled with practical, hands-on advice from parents and children who are living and learning in their homes and communities. Each issue also contains legal, educational, and social advice and commentary about self-directed education and how it can be nurtured for all. GWS is about reintegrating children into society, not isolating them from it. As Holt writes in GWS, "A school is not an ideal. It is a social response to a difficult and wrong situation--a society which has no room and no use for children, and which has few people who are glad or even willing to have them around. The ideal would be a society in which knowledge was widely available and freely shared, and in which children were everywhere safe and welcome." GWS is Holt's contribution to show how such a society can be created, one family at a time. Featuring many letters, analyses, and media stories, volume 2 shows how diverse allies join for a common cause: to help children learn in their own ways.
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Growing Without Schooling

Growing Without Schooling

Author: John Caldwell Holt

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924073890497

Category: Education

Page: 262

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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.
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The Legacy of John Holt

The Legacy of John Holt

This is a heartening realization in our dark times."—Taylor Stoehr, author of Changing Lives: Working with Literature in an Alternative Sentencing Program and The Paul Goodman Reader"John Holt departed altogether too soon.

Author: Patrick Farenga

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1483905489

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

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The Legacy of John Holt contains sixteen portraits of a radical teacher and writer whose ten books and work influenced schoolteachers and homeschoolers to help children learn in their own ways. Written by friends, colleagues, and homeschoolers who knew Holt personally, this book sheds new light on a pivotal figure in American education whose work continues to inspire the homeschooling movement (which Holt called “unschooling”). People who knew Holt from his college days until his death share stories and details about him that bring his quiet but forceful personality to life for readers and present his ideas about children and learning as part of their own lives, not just theory."So many of the voices that we now need desperately to hear seem to have faded in the media-celebrity din: Paul Goodman, Ivan Illich, John Holt, to name three who told the raw truth about modern education. Perhaps their relative obscurity today is because they were not empire-builders, gathering disciples, but old-fashioned prophets, letting the chips fall where they may. This new collection of testimony from those who knew John Holt well suggests still another explanation. Here we see how influence grows not by the establishment of reputations, but by inspiration—to pursue one's own truth, bestow one's own gifts. This is a heartening realization in our dark times."—Taylor Stoehr, author of Changing Lives: Working with Literature in an Alternative Sentencing Program and The Paul Goodman Reader"John Holt departed altogether too soon. Thank God he left behind Pat Farenga to help lead the effort to make Holt's deep wisdom about children available to a new generation of parents and teachers. The contributors to Pat and Carlo's book bear witness to the currency of Holt's work and provide us with poignant and intimate glimpses of the person behind the ideas. I feel like I know John so much better now."—Chris Mercogliano, author of Making It Up As We Go Along, the Story of the Albany Free School; Teaching the Restless; How to Grow a School; and In Defense of Childhood. "Where the hell would we be without John Holt? When I first encountered him a couple of decades ago, like so many others I was immediately thrilled, and quickly read everything he'd ever written. I figured I had a pretty good handle on his thinking and understood why he mattered so much. But over and over again through the years he keeps coming back to me. I keep remembering things he has said and keep realizing that I still don't fully grasp the radical depth and scope of his ideas. So often I feel like I have broken a new intellectual trail for myself or like maybe I have a good new idea, and then I realize, naw, John Holt said that better than you, just thirty-years ago. And how great is that?This book is one more reminder of that, and a sweet one at that"—Matt Hern, author of A Radical Handbook for Youth; Field Day; and Deschooling Our Lives. John Holt gained fame in the 1960s as an insightful school critic with his books How Children Fail and How Children Learn, both of which are still in print and combined have sold nearly 2 million copies. Frustrated by the slow pace of change in schools, Holt became one of the founders of the homeschooling movement in 1977, when he published the first magazine about learning outside school, Growing Without Schooling.
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Teach Your Own

Teach Your Own

John Holt's warm understanding of children and his passionate belief in every child's ability to learn have made this book the bible of homeschooling families everywhere.

Author: John Holt

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738206946

Category: Education

Page: 368

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The classic and indispensable work on teaching children at home, fully updated for today's new laws, new lifestyles, and the growing new generation of homeschooling parents Today more than one and a half million children are being taught at home by their own parents. In this expanded edition of the book that helped launch the whole movement, Pat Farenga has distilled John Holt's timeless understanding of the ways children come to understand the world and added up-to-the-moment legal, financial, and logistical advice. No parent even considering homeschooling should be without this wise and unique reference. Rather than proposing that parents turn their homes into miniature schools, Holt and Farenga demonstrate how ordinary parents can help children grow as social, active learners. Chapters on living with children, "serious play," children and work, and learning difficulties will fascinate and encourage parents and help them enjoy each "homeschool" day. John Holt's warm understanding of children and his passionate belief in every child's ability to learn have made this book the bible of homeschooling families everywhere.
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What Do I Do Monday

What Do I Do Monday

Advice on ways to make learning more connected to the lives of children, ideas for homeschooling families and essays on self-directed learning.

Author: John Caldwell Holt

Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub

ISBN: 0867093684

Category: Education

Page: 292

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When teachers listened to Holt's talks, or wrote him letters as hundreds did, invariably they would say something like: "I understand what you're saying, but what can I do about this in my own classroom? What do I do on Monday?"
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John Holt

John Holt

This is the first-ever book to offer an analytical study of John Holt’s philosophy of education.

Author: Adam Dickerson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030187262

Category: Education

Page: 92

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This is the first-ever book to offer an analytical study of John Holt’s philosophy of education. It provides a clear analysis and critical evaluation of the key themes in his work, considers the main objections to his views, and discusses their relation to the contemporary homeschooling movement. The book examines Holt’s critique of compulsory education and his account of the relationships between learning, freedom, intelligence and character. It argues that Holt’s works contain a philosophically rich critique of instrumentalism in education, and thus continue to represent a significant challenge to many mainstream views on education today. Given its scope, the book will be of interest to anyone who wants to understand Holt’s work and influence as a critic of compulsory schooling; educators and education students; philosophers of education; and those seeking a better grasp of the ideas behind unschooling and homeschooling.
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A Sense of Self

A Sense of Self

Trying School . ” Growing Without Schooling # 99 , 17 , no . 2 ( May / June ) .
Brown , Lyn Mikel . 1991 . “ Telling a Girl ' s Life : Self - Authorization as a Form of
Resistance . ” In Women , Girls , and Psychotherapy : Reframing Resistar . ce ...

Author: Susannah Sheffer

Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015037296319

Category: Education

Page: 191

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Sheffer analyzes interviews of fifty-five homeschooled girls and shows how these girls have retained their sense of self as opposed to girls who attend schools
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Illinois School Research and Development

Illinois School Research and Development

This growing cooperation will not only enhance the academic achievement of
home - schooled students , but may lead to the greater socialization desired by
many in the public school administration . Second , it should encourage both the
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How to Report Unschooling to School Offficials

How to Report Unschooling to School Offficials

This book shows you how to do this successfully.

Author: Patrick Farenga

Publisher: Holtgws LLC

ISBN: 0985400226

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Page: 86

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Writing a report about doing school at home is easier in many ways than writing one about unschooling, since you will have many of the conventional products of schooling to share with school officials, such as tests, worksheets, and commonly used textbooks. Unschooling often doesn't produce such products, so if your state requires you to submit a periodic evaluation you might need to explain your children's growth and development in more depth to readers who do not understand unschooling. This book shows you how to do this successfully.
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Kendall

Kendall

Tom Kendall had been with the 32nd Precinct, New York Police Department for just under ten years.

Author: John Holt

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291937701

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

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Tom Kendall had been with the 32nd Precinct, New York Police Department for just under ten years. But now he wanted a change. Now he wanted to start his own Private Detective Agency. He had grand ideas. He wasn't interested in just any old case. Oh no, he would handle only the big time cases, the expensive ones. He would be able to take his pick, the ones that he wanted, where the stakes were high and so were the rewards. He knew exactly the kind of case that he wanted. Anything else would not do, and it would just be turned down, flat.
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Unschooling

Unschooling

Grown unschoolers' evaluation of their unschooling experiences: Report I on a
survey of 75 unschooled adults. Other Education, 4(2), ... Growing Without
Schooling. https://www. johnholtgws.com/growing-without-schooling-issue-
archive. Illich ...

Author: Gina Riley

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030492922

Category: Education

Page: 159

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This book explores the history of the unschooling movement and the forces shaping the trajectory of the movement in current times. As an increasing number of families choose to unschool, it becomes important to further study this philosophical and educational movement. It is also essential to ascribe theory to the movement, to gain greater understanding of its workings as well as to increase the legitimacy of unschooling itself. In this book, Riley provides a useful overview of the unschooling movement, grounding her study in the choices and challenges facing families as they consider different paths towards educating their children outside of traditional school systems.
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The WomanSource Catalog Review

The WomanSource Catalog   Review

The information given here is not meant to be a how - to manual or to impart
specific skills for home schoolers , but rather to give a broad understanding of the
subject of home schooling . – FGP GROWING WITHOUT . SCHOOLING For
parents ...

Author: Ilene Rosoff

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ISBN: PSU:000026462158

Category: Feminism

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Home Schooling

Home Schooling

Home education: Characteristics of its families and schools. Doctoral thesis, Bob
... how many are we? Growing Without Schooling, No. ... Parents' rationales and
teaching methods for home schooling: The role of biography. Education and ...

Author: Mary Pitman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0893917060

Category: Education

Page: 217

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This significant volume studies the growing body of research on home education, and offers a broad analysis of this movement. Introductory chapters present the most current information on the demographics of the movement and on the social and academic outcomes of home education. Beyond these data, the broader implications of the movement are considered in chapters discussing legal issues and policy analysis. Additional chapters provide historical and sociological analysis of the conflicts between parents and schools that often precipitate the decision to home school. The volume ends with an anthropological analysis of learning in the informal home setting and a philosophical critique of the movement as an abandonment of a belief in the efficacy of common schooling.
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Escape From Childhood

Escape From Childhood

A new edition of John Holt's radical book about everybody's freedom.

Author: John Caldwell Holt

Publisher: Holtgws LLC

ISBN: 0985400293

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 206

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A new edition of John Holt's radical book about everybody's freedom. When children are kept in the walled garden of childhood, outside the world of human experience, they learn to manipulate the garden keepers. Further, how many of today's families have become a prison for both parents and children alike? Holt asks the reader to confront the issues of letting children have equal treatment under the law, the right to be legally responsible for their lives and acts, the right to do, in general, what any adult can legally do. Holt describes how our responses to these issues can lead us to family relationships based not on parental control but on the joy of shared experience and responsibilities.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Unschooling

Unschooling

People who feel drawn to the philosophical ideals of unschooling often ask how to unschool.

Author: Sara McGrath

Publisher: Sara McGrath

ISBN: 9781453866306

Category: Education

Page: 120

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People who feel drawn to the philosophical ideals of unschooling often ask how to unschool. While acknowledging that each family approaches the unschooling lifestyle from a unique standpoint, I offer the details of my family's experiences, along with specific advice for meeting legal requirements without sacrificing your ideals.In the absence of school, what do children do? They play. That is, they do what brings them joy. They do what calls to them. They do what they need to do to get from point A to point B, learning useful skills along the way.The unschooling approach to life, in general, describes the way we learn naturally when left to pursue our own personal interests. As unschoolers, we own our interests-our passions, dreams, and goals-and also the responsibility for pursuing and attaining them. We respond to our desires and go after our dreams with enthusiasm.Unschooling parents and their children live and learn together, helping each other, making discoveries, solving mysteries, and sharing adventures. Ready to have some fun?
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Home Grown

Home Grown

The charming story of one family's mission to build a deeper, lasting connection to land and community on their Vermont farm When Ben Hewitt and his wife bought a sprawling acreage of field and forest in northern Vermont, they were eager to ...

Author: Ben Hewitt

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834829954

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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In this most personal of his books to date, Ben Hewitt shows us how small, mindful decisions about day-to-day life can lead to greater awareness of the world in our backyards and beyond. In telling the story of his sons’ unconventional education in the fields and forests surrounding his family’s northern Vermont farm, he demonstrates that the sparks of learning are all around us, just waiting to be discovered. No matter where we live, Home Grown reminds us that learning at any age is a lifelong process, and that the best education is never confined to a classroom. Hewitt’s story will inspire you to reclaim passion, curiosity, and creativity, not only for your children, but for yourself.
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How Children Learn

How Children Learn

From the preface by Deborah Meier: "We have a long way to go to make John Holt's dream available to all children.

Author: John Holt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786746903

Category: Education

Page: 320

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This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, “learning is as natural as breathing.” In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children.”
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