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(Last updated May 2013)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Weekend Reading - A Conversation with John Holt

The late John Holt is held by many to be the father of modern home education. Through his struggles within the formal education system, and his observation of how children actually learn, and how they were failed by the US school system during the 1960s, he became a huge proponent and supporter of home education.

In 1980, Marlene Bumgarner, a homeschooling parent, hosted author John Holt in her home while he was in California for a lecture tour. While he played in the garden with her two children, John and Dona Ana, she interviewed him for the bimonthly magazine Mothering. (Article 'reprinted' by the Natural Child Project website)

A Conversation With John Holt (1980)

p.s. both the Mothering and the Natural Child websites look like fabulous resources for anyone wanting to know more about child-led parenting.

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