Interview with Teri Gross on Fresh Air, 1983, National Public Radio

Interview about A Nation At Risk on WBOS, Boston

John Holt Speaking to Swedish Teachers about How Children Learn, 1982.

I transferred this recording, made by Holt during his speech, to a YouTube video divided into 4 parts, below.

John Holt Speaking to Swedish Teachers about How Children Learn, 1982, part 2.

John Holt Speaking to Swedish Teachers about How Children Learn, 1982, part 3.

John Holt Speaking to Swedish Teachers about How Children Learn, 1982, part 4.

John Holt interviewed by David Freudberg for Kindred Spirits Radio, April 11, 1985, Part one of 2.


This is the raw interview tape that Holt owned, not the final broadcast version. It covers lots of political and educational reform ground about homeschooling, including Holt's thoughts about the influence of the religious right-wing, are homeschoolers abandoning schools, unqualified parents teaching their own, and much more.