SpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education

John Holt

The Philosophy of Unschooling

Authors: Dickerson, Adam

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  • Represents the first analytical study of Holt’s work
  • Provides a highly accessible review of Holt’s main contributions to educational thought
  • Relates Holt’s work to contemporary educational theory work and the philosophy of education
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This is the first-ever book to offer an analytical study of John Holt’s philosophy of education. It provides a clear analysis and critical evaluation of the key themes in his work, considers the main objections to his views, and discusses their relation to the contemporary homeschooling movement. The book examines Holt’s critique of compulsory education and his account of the relationships between learning, freedom, intelligence and character. It argues that Holt’s works contain a philosophically rich critique of instrumentalism in education, and thus continue to represent a significant challenge to many mainstream views on education today.

Given its scope, the book will be of interest to anyone who wants to understand Holt’s work and influence as a critic of compulsory schooling; educators and education students; philosophers of education; and those seeking a better grasp of the ideas behind unschooling and homeschooling.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18726-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18725-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
John Holt
Book Subtitle
The Philosophy of Unschooling
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18726-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18726-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-18725-5
Series ISSN
2211-937X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 92
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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