Fri, 15 Dec 2000 09:26:34 EST
<<There are two things going on -- definitely models affect us, and,
definitely there is choice. Once we have recognized choice of influence we
can begin to select from models. Maybe that model is a book or some fantasy
found through the looking glass. Maybe it is exceptional adults who have
done a lot of work evaluating their influences.>>
I agree with what Dawn just said. My concern reading you posts is that there
is a difference between what you understand a Sudbury school to do and what I
understand. My understanding is that my daughter goes to school at a place
where life with all its imperfections is her teacher.
What disturbs me in what you want, is this belief that my child needs staff
would need to hold certain beliefs and model them.
<<School reform is about an honest looking at evidence and playing your best
hand toward the next step. This should not be a game of egos as if someone
personally could be hurt by considering advancing a well intended idea. An
idea supported by the last thirty years of research and in line with the
current Sudbury model >>
I would not object to an idea that was in line with the current Sudbury
model. However, your ideas don't align with my understanding of the model.
It seems like you are spending a lot of time trying to change our minds about
the improving the model. One idea is you could create your own school with
all the things you want in it. If that works, then you would have your own
model to pass on to other people.
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