Re: DSM: Is democracy for everyone om>

Alan Klein (
Wed, 11 Aug 1999 21:43:29 -0400

What a great description! Thank you, Betsy, for sharing your recollections!

Alan Klein

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>The "steps" the staff took were these: they occasionally inquired about my
>well-being, and Dan would make a great point of never asking _what_ one was
>doing, only _how_ one was doing; they acknowledged me as a human being,
>something not experienced in other schools; they shared themselves with us,
>when in the late afternoons a certain staff member would plunk herself down
>on the couch, and a few of us might put down our books in a quiet room and
>start a conversation that would then attract others and hope we wouldn't
>brought up for not being quiet

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