Sivell, John1995 0-7734-9399-9
These essays offer detailed theorization plus first-hand practical experience with Freinet pedagogy. Essays include Freinet Pedagogy: The Medium is the Method (John Sivell); A Year at the École Freinet (Elizabeth Harris); Learning to Read Without Tears ... Teaching Writing Without Tearing Your Hair Out (Linda McCall); Interscholastic Correspondence Exchanges in Célestin Freinet's Modern School Movement: Practical and Theoretical Implications for Computer-Mediated Student Writing Networks (Dennis Sayers); Three Critical Moments in the Life of the Freinet School (Madeleine Bens-Freinet); and The Freinet School in Action (John Sivell).
The first English translation of a witty and seminal work (Les Dits de Mathieu) by a major pedagogue whose contribution to primary-school education has been great, particularly in his native France and in other countries where his works are available in translation.