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Herbert R. Kohl
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Open Classroom

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Hardcover, 116 pages
Published June 28th 1969 by Random House Trade (first published 1969)
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Jun 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
the open classroom: a PRACTICAL guide to a NEW WAY of teaching

I saw this on the bargain shelf while checking out at an anarchist bookstore in Philadelphia, The Wooden Shoe, and thought I'd pick it up. (By the way, if you are ever in the area check out The Wooden Shoe. It's on South Street and is an excellent selection of radical political theory - especially some of the newer literature.) It was $2. One of the my best buys ever.

"The Open Classroom" shares with "The Pedagogy of the Oppressed" th
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Oriyah Nitkin
This book was an interesting read. Being that it was written in the late 60's, it's relevance to today is not as pertinent as it was in its time. At the same time, I think it does have something to contribute to today's educators, and, while taking it within its context, should be on the MUST READ list for anyone studying education.

Kohl wrote this book as an attempt to revolutionize the schools and teaching styles of his time. He introduced new and radical concepts that were in stark contrast wi
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Ms. McDonald
I read this book a few years ago, when I first began teaching in high school and stopped teaching college. This book is great for college teaching, but in no way useful for any other grades. The problem with it is the fact that it was written in the 1970s, during the postmodern movement and advocated that children should be in charge of what they learn. I can understand this in certain respects, but coming into the classroom on the first day and having the students create guidelines for everythi ...more
Antoniolarsongmail.com
Excellent starting point for breaking down authoritarian and soul poisoning classroom control.

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