Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling

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Perseus Pub., 2003 - Education - 334 pages
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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 practical advice. 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 be of interest to all parents, whether home schooling or not, as well as to teachers. This new edition is supplemented with financial and legal advice as well as a guide to cooperating with schools and facing the common objections to home schooling.Teach Your Own not only has all the vital information necessary to be the bible for parents teaching their own children, it also conveys John Holt's wise and passionate belief in every child's ability to learn from the world that has made his wonderful books into enduring classics.

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Review: Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book Of Homeschooling

User Review  - Kelly Newton - Goodreads

A very good book, filled with an abundance of quotable passages. I liked that it paired the original author's words with more recent passages, to include updates in technology, statistics, and law. I ... Read full review

Review: Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book Of Homeschooling

User Review  - Sue - Goodreads

He makes some good points but a lot is overstated to support homeschooling (I am a homeschooler, fyi). I'm sure that not every child will be eternally damaged if they attend a brick and mortar school as he would purport. If you homeschool and want a lot of validation, this is a good read for you. Read full review

About the author (2003)

John Holt (1927-1985), one of this country's leading educational and social critics, was the author of ten influential books which have been translated into fourteen languages. Known both as a passionate reformer and as ”the gentle voice of reason” (Life magazine), John Holt offers insights into the nature of learning that are more relevant today than ever before. Pat Farenga, writer and president of Holt Associates, lectures all over the country and is the father of three home-schooled daughters.

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