Free schools, free people : education and democracy after the 1960s (Book, 2002) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
Free schools, free people : education and democracy after the 1960s Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Free schools, free people : education and democracy after the 1960s

Author: Ron Miller
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
This book is much more than a cultural history of the free school movement, it is about the ongoing struggle for the freedom to teach and learn; the clash between systems of education that rely on bureaucratic and disciplinary authority to achieve standardization and those people in pursuit of non-authoritarian approaches to education. The free school movement of the 1960s documents the formation of hundreds of  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Caldwell Holt; John Holt; John Caldwell Holt; John Caldwell Holt; John Caldwell Holt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Miller
ISBN: 0791454193 9780791454190 0791454207 9780791454206
OCLC Number: 47696625
Description: xiii, 220 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Cultural Context of the Free School Movement --
Free School Ideology --
The Legacy of John Holt --
The Rapid Rise and Fall of the Free School Movement --
Education and Democracy --
Free Schools and Technocracy: Some Reflections.
Responsibility: Ron Miller.

Abstract:

This book is much more than a cultural history of the free school movement, it is about the ongoing struggle for the freedom to teach and learn; the clash between systems of education that rely on bureaucratic and disciplinary authority to achieve standardization and those people in pursuit of non-authoritarian approaches to education. The free school movement of the 1960s documents the formation of hundreds of small, independent schools across the United States that marked a turning point in American education. These authors have passionately advocated for students' intellectual and psychological freedom, and for their autonomy and individuality in a society they saw as increasingly standardized and corporately managed.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (3)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.