John Holt's first classic book on how children learn - and why they fail - based on his observations of children in the classroom. When this book was first published in 1964, it initiated an international debate on educational reform. The book sold over a million copies and established itself as a classic in its field. Despite the years which have gone by since its original publication of this quietly revolutionary book, it remains must reading for every parent and every teacher.
Video: BLU Lesson 6: A little about my background by David Gurteen
In April 2005, BLU, the UK's Business Link University which no longer exists hired Fifty Lessons to produce a series of video stories for them to which I (David Gurteen) was invited to contribute. This is one of those stories.
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If they are given access to enough of the world, they will see clearly enough what things are truly important to themselves and to others, and they will make for themselves a better path into that world than anyone else could make for them.
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