Teach Your Own

The John Holt Book Of Homeschooling

Author: John Holt,Pat Farenga

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 078673048X

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 7143


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.

Instead of Education

Ways to Help People Do Things Better

Author: John Holt,John Caldwell Holt

Publisher: Sentient Publications

ISBN: 1591810094

Category: Education

Page: 250

View: 7459


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.

How to Report Unschooling to School Offficials

Author: Patrick Farenga

Publisher: Holtgws LLC

ISBN: 9780985400224


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.

The Legacy of John Holt

A Man Who Genuinely Understood, Respected, and Trusted Children

Author: Patrick Farenga,Kirsten Olson,Carlo Ricci,Roland Meighan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781483905488

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

View: 3159


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.

A Sense of Self

Listening to Homeschooled Adolescent Girls

Author: Suzannah Sheffer

Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub


Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 8000


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

The Teenage Liberation Handbook

How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education

Author: Grace Llewellyn

Publisher: Lowry House Pub

ISBN: 9780962959172

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 435

View: 2484


Explores how teenagers can leave school and design a personalized education program for themselves

Child's Work

Taking Children's Choices Seriously

Author: Nancy Wallace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780913677063

Category: Domestic education

Page: 153

View: 4745


This book is based around taking children's choices seriously. It is how children make knowledge and understanding out of what is available around them, and as such it is an important book for parents, teachers, and anyone interested in learning from and about children.

John Holt

Author: Roland Meighan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441127917

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 5235


John Holt, the American educator, was passionate about the need for alternatives to traditional institutional schooling, seeing schools as often hindering children from learning rather than helping them; he became an important proponent of homeschooling or 'unschooling', was a pioneer in youth rights theory and had a profound influence on school reform in particular and educational philosophy in general. Here, Roland Meighan challenges the often held notion that Holt's work was 'romantic' and impractical within the context of compulsory schooling. He brings together the work and thinking of John Holt into applicable theory for education students, enabling readers to appreciate the view that individuals outside the education system can influence and change what is happening within it.