John Holt. John Holt’s explorations of the failures of formal teaching and schooling influenced a generation of educators. By looking to the experiences and interests of children, and the sense they made of learning and education, we can find great possibility.
John Caldwell Holt (1923-1985)
The best starting point is holtgws.com. It has details of his life, work and thinking – plus lots of photographs and resources.