Posts Tagged ‘ John Holt ’

The Roots of Homeschooling

The Roots of Homeschooling

In her editorial for the July-August issue of Home Education Magazine, HEM publisher Helen Hegener explains the roots of the homeschooling movement in the U.S., beginning with John Holt’s astute observation in How Children Learn, “… the human animal is a learning animal; we like to learn; we are good at it; we don’t...
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July/August Issue

July/August Issue

The July/August issue is an outstanding one, full of superb articles and columns, and the Sept/Oct issue already promises to be even better! If you’re not a subscriber yet, sign up online right now for special savings! A one year subscription to Home Education Magazine is only $26.00 (Regularly $32.00 – save $6.00); and...
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March-April Issue

March-April Issue

The March-April 2011 issue of Home Education Magazine includes an interview with Dr. Thomas Armstrong, author of “In Their Own Way,” “The Myth of the A.D.D. Child,” and other books and videos. An in-depth discussion of the practice of labeling children, learning disabilities, and more. Also in this issue you’ll find several feature articles...
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The DeSchoolers of the 1960's

The DeSchoolers of the 1960's

Some of the most radical and free-thinking educational critics of the 20th century said that we go to school to “be instructed on our own inferiority.” Schools As Colonizers: The Deschoolers of the 1960s, by Kirsten Olsen (VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K., 2008) examines the problems of institutionalized education from the vantage of the...
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Homeschooling Dad

Homeschooling Dad

The other morning, Myles, our six-year-old, stood precariously with one foot on a counter stool and the other on the counter’s edge. He was writing on the kitchen calendar with a very determined look. I made a mental note to lower the calendar to kid height, then stepped forward to read his entry. “Do...
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