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In Context: John Holt

In Context: John Holt

An Interview with John Holt, by Robert Gilman, The Way Of Learning (IC#6) Summer 1984: John Holt is a leading spokesperson for what he would describe as “growing without schooling.” How he came to this is a fascinating story that I’d like him to tell in his own words by using the following adapted...
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Quoting: John Holt

Quoting: John Holt

“Since they were founded, the public schools have enjoyed almost limitless public trust and confidence. People might criticize them in detail, but in principle almost everyone agreed that the public schools were a great thing. The idea of an effective government monopoly in education was accepted almost without question. Now, suddenly, more and more...
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John Holt

John Holt

John Holt and the History of Homeschooling: “His great legacy is the homeschooling movement itself, which, without his considerable guidance and patient nurturing during its most formative years, would today be a horse of a very different color.” The Holt/GWS website has much more information about John Holt and his life’s work.
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Schools as Colonizers

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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Unschooling Channel

The Unschooling Channel on YouTube is Dr. Carlo Ricci’s collection of short but important and inspiring talks about unschooling, deschooling, children, learning and other homeschooling-related topics. Dr. Carlo Ricci teaches in the faculty of education’s graduate program at Nipissing University, where he founded and edits the online Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning (JUAL)....
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