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 unique person in American education, one whose work continues to inspire today's homeschooling, unschooling, and alternative school movements around the world.
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.
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About the Author
Carlo Ricci is a professor of education and currently teaches in the Graduate Program at the Schulich School of Education, Nipissing University. He edits and founded the Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning and has written and edited a number of books on education topics.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Introduction by Kirsten Olson
Learner-Managed Learning by Roland Meighan
Music Comes Naturally and Technique Can Come Later by Vita Wallace
King of the Renegade Philosophers: Interview with Bud, Strobe, and Kirk Talbott, and Alec Clowes
We Drag Mathematics About until Everyone Is Put to Sleep: Interview with Berrien Moore
Cracker-Barrel Writing by Thomas Armstrong
Learner-Centered Schools by Jerry Mintz
A Close Family Friend by Peggy Hughes
What Else Do You See? by Merloyd Lawrence
The Nickel and Dime Theory about Social Change by Wendy Priesnitz
Photographs of John Holt
John Holt and The Politics of Homeschooling by Susan and Larry Kaseman
Going to Court and Changing the Law for Homeschooling by Theo Giesy
John Holt Saved My Life by Peter A. Bergson
A Friend Who Nurtured Learning by Patrick Farenga
What I’m Left With by Susannah Sheffer
A Man Who Saw Things Clearly by Aaron Falbel
Homeschooling Makes It Easier for Your Life to Be All of a Piece by Jenny Wright