<iframe width=”420″ height=”315″ src=”” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen>http://www.youtube.com/embed/aqrhHTzjNko?rel=0</iframe> This film follows a teacher into an alternative school that in turn teaches him how to connect with others in ways he did not seem possible. More information on the IMDB. What do you think about democratic education’s influence on teacher’s as well as students?
The teachers (cooperative educational facilitators) created a tutoring space to work with the children who were at risk of dropping out of school. The project evolved into an alternative school that is managed collectively and embraces a pedagogy focused on empowerment and community transformation, as well as creating a more holistic learning environment for students.
Trillions of people will be using the internet, currently there are a billion. All of this information is a plethora of opportunities for self-directed individuals to collaborate, discuss, and create new ways of sharing and distributing that information. How will this impact education today and the future?
Good Morning America gets into the mix at looking of Unschooling with a family in California. Afterwards Dr. Robyn Silverman discusses unschooling and the clarification and distinctions that unschooling and regular education have. How would a dialogue between someone that has been doing unschooling for a while start with someone just checking it out?
I was recently asked to write a column for a national education magazine. When the editor told me the theme of the issue was educating children in a world of violence, I immediately thought to myself, “That’s precisely the problem—most children are being educated in a world of violence.” Here I very specifically mean the [...]
There is a strong connection between the business world and the modern institution of schooling. Historians of education have explained how schools as we know them were profoundly shaped by the influence of business leaders and by educators who adopted theories and techniques from the economic realm of society. Many major turning points, new initiatives, [...]
A documentary created by Lillian Mauser-Carter interviewing several families of self-directed students and their experiences in alternative education and schooling. A first person look at how unschoolers succeed in self-directed learning. What are some obstacles that society puts on unschoolers? What ways do they rise above them?
It was a cloudy day in April, 2004. It was cloudy in my mind. And storm clouds were brewing over my son as he refused to write his name on his painting. I knew the path we were traveling was getting weedy and we needed to find another way. We are now extremely happy with [...]
A region where violence and danger would be the most common, is a safe heaven for the children of that area. Why? Because of Givol, a democratic school that allows students to study and practice what they are most passionate about. The activities keep the students occupied, so the danger and violence that seem to [...]