DSM: Re: "Emotional Adjustment"

Kristin Harkness (kristin@harkness.net)
Sun, 09 Jan 2000 11:32:28 -0500

Have you read Legacy of Trust or Kingdom of Childhood? The former is the
most recent study of former SVS students and the latter is a collection of
interviews with former students. These should be helpful to you even though
I don't think that they address your specific question, happiness, directly.

> Does anyone know of any work (I am specifically interested in
>studies which incorporate both quantitative and qualitative data)
>that has been done on the 'emotional adjustment' (i.e.: happiness)
>of graduates of and participants in schools which follow the
>sudbury model? I am particularly interested, at this point, in cases
>of people who began their sudbury-style schooling at an early age
>(4-6 years old).
> I am thinking about doing some work in this area, and would
>love to get current on work already done. I am also interested in all
>of your thoughts and experience in this matter; they would be
>invaluable in helping me orient my thinking and action.
> More significant than the above is my general desire to 'get the
>inside scoop' on the sudbury model. What challenges does it
>face? How does it face them? Granted, specific implementations
>of the model will vary, but I would love your feedback in this
>department as well.
> Thanks, and take care.
> -Matt Beane
> mbeane@forum.com

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