Re: Three Threads in a Fountain

KleinCon@aol.com
Wed, 29 Jan 1997 07:35:40 -0500 (EST)

Bruce wrote:

<< what adaptions would be required to extend the benefits of a Sudbury-model
education to those whose capacity or home environment might prove to be
extraordinary challenges? Or is this a moot question? Would patience,
creativity, and flexibility suffice? >>

The range of abilities, backgrounds, and challenges of students at democratic
schools is enormous. The model, however, is clearly designed for those who
can be independent, though many adaptations can be made to facilitate such
independence. In most cases that most traditionally oriented people would
see as impossible, "patience, creativity, and flexibility suffice".