How Children Learn, 50th anniversary edition by John Holt audiobook

How Children Learn, 50th anniversary edition

By John Holt
Foreword by Deborah Meier
Read by Matthew Kugler

Da Capo Lifelong Books, Da Capo Press 9780738220086
9.43 Hours Unabridged
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From the preface by Deborah Meier: "We have a long way to go to make John Holt's dream available to all children. But his books make it possible and easier for many of us to join him in the journey." In this enduring classic, rich with deep, original insight into the nature of early learning, John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, "learning is as natural as breathing." In his delightful book he observes how children actually learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how, as adults, we can best encourage these natural abilities in our children.

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Summary

Summary

From the preface by Deborah Meier:

"We have a long way to go to make John Holt's dream available to all children. But his books make it possible and easier for many of us to join him in the journey."

In this enduring classic, rich with deep, original insight into the nature of early learning, John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, "learning is as natural as breathing." In his delightful book he observes how children actually learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how, as adults, we can best encourage these natural abilities in our children.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The gentle voice of reason. Life magazine
One of the most profoundly moving books I've ever read, the truest account of how I remember my best learning experiences as a child and an adult. Cory Doctorow, author of Walkaway and Little Brother
By his vision of what can be done in education, he makes us think in new ways about what is being done. The Wall Street Journal
Holt is a class with Piaget. New York Review of Books
“Mr. Holt has a lot to say about children that is original, acute, and worthy of our closest attention.” New York Times Book Review, praise for the author

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Author

Author Bio: John Holt

Author Bio: John Holt

John Holt (1927–1985), one of America’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), Holt offers insights into the nature of learning that are more relevant today than ever before.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 9.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English