Martin Wilke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sun, 25 Mar 2001 12:21:01 +0200
Marko Koskinen schrieb:
> > How do you define "democratic decision-making"?
> Pretty much the same way as you do. I've just misunderstood the Sudbury
> Model. I haven't really thought that democratic decision making would be
> cruisal in it. Because if it is, I think that's a clear agenda, to teach
> democratic decision making. And because I believe that it's a common
> agreement that Sudbury Model doesn't have an agenda, then there's a
> conflict. I was kind of thinking that the idea of Sudbury Model was
> about equality and freedom of children. Well, it seems it isn't. I guess
> the homepage actually states it clearly: "an education at Sudbury Valley
> is also an education in hands-on democracy".
I don't see democratic decision making as part of an agenda, because I
don't see Sudbury Schools as factories that aim to produce
democratic-minded people. Rather I think that democracy (majority rule)
is the best way to make decisions, the way that suits best individual
freedom. That's the central point for me about this. The fact that many
of the students develope to democratic-minded people is a by-product. So
there is no agenda.
-- http://www.kraetzae.de http://www.demokratische-schule.de
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