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SELECTED LETTERS OF JOHN HOLT

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ISBN 10: 0814205232 / ISBN 13: 9780814205235
Published by Ohio State University Press, Columbus, Oh, 1990
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Near-fine condition hardcover. No dust jacket. Cover shows slight soil, almost no edgewear. Contents are very clean, unmarked, binding is tight. Appears unread. Edited and with an introduction by Susannah Sheffer. Illustrated. 285 pages include Epilogue, Appendix : Books Mentioned in the Text, and Index. Bookseller Inventory # 007237S

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Title: SELECTED LETTERS OF JOHN HOLT

Publisher: Ohio State University Press, Columbus, Oh

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

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Book by Holt, John

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One of the best-known educational critics of recent times, Holt, who died in 1985, carried on voluminous correspondence with people from all walks of life. As collected here, his often lengthy, unconstrained letters to peers in educational reform, such as Ivan Illich and Jonathan Kozol, or to inquiring college students and parents reveal a man passionate in his effort to seek for himself and others "life worth living and work worth doing." We also discover the thinking and the motivation behind such seminal books as How Children Fail and The Underachieving School. An iconoclast and radical challenger of the educational establishment, Holt declared himself a happy man, confident of mission and, above all, at ease with children. The letters, filling in the background of his engaged life, will be welcomed by Holt's disciples.
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