on 3 August 2010
Holt is obviously known all over the home education/homeschooling world but should be required reading for all parents, in my opinion.
I didn't personally get on with How Children Learn or How Children Fail and was disappointed after getting rave reviews on both. I took a chance and got this and it is fantastic. Highly readable, it all makes sense - a great one to hand out to friends and relatives if they are giving you any grief!
on 27 February 2013
I think that everyone should read this book, it has many insipiring and practical remarks, even for those who keep children in public schools. It is worth imaging and making a decision how our next generation is being "educated" and how we want it to see the world.
on 6 August 2010
I got this book alongside Terri Dowty's excellent "Free Range Education". Although this book is targeted at the American market, a lot of the information provided here is relevant to the situation in England. I particularly like the "FAQ" section in it in which the authors tackle very amply the sort of questions and doubts frequently expressed by those who don't support homeschooling and those who aren't sure of the homeschooling approach. After reading this book, I am more certain than ever that taking my child out of school (and a state school at that) is probably one of the very best things I've done for her. Read this book and make up your own mind, but don't say you've not been warned... it could change your mind!