Re: RE: RE: DSM: Sudbury Schools - Summerhill


WarOnTies@aol.com
Sun, 31 Oct 1999 11:34:30 EST


<< OK, I'll bite,

What's the difference between a democratic, non-coercive school and a

Sudbury Model school? >>

Two possible answers I see:

1) Sudbury is coercive because:
*It operates on voting rahter than consensus
*It uses punishment when people break rules.

2) Sudbury is a democratic, non-coercive school, but there are democratic,
non coercive schools that are not sudbury model.

For example:
Five kids and one adult start a school. Since it is small, they decide to run
it on a consenus model. They decide not to have any absolute rules, but try
and find common prefrences.

Definatly NOT sudbury OR coercive.



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