Re: DSM: dancing


Anne and Theo Julienne (ajulienne@bigpond.com)
Tue, 23 Jan 2001 17:37:14 +1100


Alan, My apologies to the "speaker" although I believe he could have spoken
less ambiguously. I took "Since there is nothing more ... " to refer to the
school, not to the respect. If it refers to the respect, how could anyone
argue with that?
Anne

> Anne,
>
> I can see how you have interpreted this comment and can understand your
> reaction.
>
> I heard it a bit differently. I heard the "speaker" saying that,
regardless
> of the methodological trappings, the essence (the "single notion") of a
> democratic school is deep respect and profound regard for children. I
didn't
> hear the speaker showing disrespect for those who teach in other settings.
>
> I wonder what the original "speaker" really meant!
>
> ~Alan
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Anne and Theo Julienne <ajulienne@bigpond.com>
>
>
> Someone said:
> > > From here, for me, Sudbury Valley becomes the single notion of a
> deep
> > > respect and a profound regard for the child. Since there is nothing
more
> > or
> > > better that we can offer, and since anything else is of little use,
....
> >
> Anne responded:
> > This shows a profound disrespect and deep disregard for many many
> wonderful
> > teachers and other educators who have profound regard and deep respect
for
> > their students within often difficult circumstances.
> >
> > If this post is at all representative, then I'm outa here ... fast.
>



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