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John Holt pp 17-50 | Cite as

The Spirit in Which the Work Is Done

  • Adam DickersonEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter is the heart of the book. It analyses the conceptual structure that underpins Holt’s account of learning and his critique of education. One way to view this analysis is as the solution to an interpretative problem. After all, the exceptional clarity and plainness of Holt’s prose can hide the fact that his central claims about learning and education are, prima facie, rather puzzling.

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  1. 1.GundarooAustralia

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