Kristin Harkness (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue, 12 Dec 2000 08:40:25 -0500
Based on this
>Actually, we can guarantee a process and control that process
>either simply or in depth. First, acknowledge that doing little as
>an adult at Sudbury is a profound influence. Then initiate small
>steps that most people will be able to acknowledge results for.
>Then expand on those results. This process will develop just
>as the JC has developed from basic principles into a culture.
>Gradually the intent of the culture will move from
>emotionalism-survival to heart based creativity. A process for
>implementing this change is provided for in the book "Living
>Joyfully With Children" (Amazon has it). Willing students can
>post one of the lists in the book and give staff (and students)
>feedback. Accurate feedback would be most helpful.
>Request discussion groups. Let the JC implement any
I have to agree with others on this list that the kind of school you want is
not a Sudbury model school. What you suggest is, in fact, antithetical to
the Sudbury model. You want adults to actively attempt to shape students
producing 'results' in a way that can be measured, and to use the JC to
'enforce' this process when, one presumes, students resist.
I would not enroll my child in the school you describe. The freedom of the
child to choose her or his path is the core of the Sudbury model.
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