How Children Fail

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Da Capo Press, 1995 - Education - 298 pages
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First published in the mid 1960s, How Children Fail began an education reform movement that continues today. In his 1982 edition, John Holt added new insights into how children investigate the world, into the perennial problems of classroom learning, grading, testing, and into the role of the trust and authority in every learning situation. His understanding of children, the clarity of his thought, and his deep affection for children have made both How Children Fail and its companion volume, How Children Learn, enduring classics.
  

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A good overview that does not seem dated. - Goodreads
As a student, I schooled the educational system. - Goodreads
i would like to research for my term paper - Goodreads
His vision is clear, but his writing isn't. - Goodreads

Review: How Children Fail (Classics in Child Development)

User Review  - Antoniolarsongmail.com - Goodreads

This wasnt the best book on self guided pedagogy i have read recently. it does, however, seem to be one of the standards, due to its early observations (mid '50s) on the destructive nature of ... Read full review

Review: How Children Fail (Classics in Child Development)

User Review  - Sophie - Goodreads

Great book, about how the school systems don't really work well because of the fear that a lot of kids feel and how they try to get around the system etc. Confirmed our ideas that homeschooling was for us. Read full review

Contents

PREFACE TO REVISED EDITION
4
STRATEGY
12
FEAR FAILURE
60
REAL LEARNING
132
HOW SCHOOLS FAIL
230
TO SUMMARIZE
272
Copyright

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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.

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