John Holt was a leading figure in the school reform movement, who became increasingly interested in how children learn outside of school—what he called “unschooling.” He wrote many influential books about alternatives to schooling and he helped start the modern homeschooling movement.
In his book Escape From Childhood, the subject of this week's episode, he provided thought-provoking insights into many problems with how adults treat children, and a vision of how children could be treated with dignity and given greater freedom.
- Escape From Childhood by John Holt
- TVL Discussion of Instead of Education by John Holt
- Previous TVL Episodes on Unschooling
Listen To Episode 265