Children Educate Themselves IV: Lessons from Sudbury Valley

Peter Gray, Psychology Today, Oct 07, 2011
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Lisa Nielsen linked to this today. It continues to be worth observing. "To understand the school one has to begin with a completely different mindset from that which dominates current educational thinking. One has to begin with the thought: Adults do not control children's education; children educate themselves. But the secret is getting out, spread largely by students and others who have experienced the Sudbury Valley School directly. Today at least two dozen schools throughout the world are modeled after Sudbury Valley. I predict that fifty years from now, if not sooner, the Sudbury Valley model will be featured in every standard textbook of education and will be adopted by many public school systems."
Views: 0 today, 129 total (since January 1, 2017).[Direct Link]
Creative Commons License. gRSShopper

Copyright 2015 Stephen Downes ~ Contact: stephen@downes.ca
This page generated by gRSShopper.
Last Updated: Nov 22, 2017 02:05 a.m.