Re: DSM: Re: authorities' approval for Sudbury Schools


Marko Koskinen (marko@vapaus.net)
Fri, 13 Oct 2000 13:47:18 +0300


Thanks, Derek,

We consider your offer. I personally think it's very reasonable, but
we'll have to discuss it with the other starters.

Marko

> Hi Marko,
> The School Meeting approved the sale of the Curriculum document, together
> with a document "How to set up your own private / alternative / independent
> School". The cost will be $US250. Contents and sections of the Curriculum
> document are: Philosophy Statement, Business Plan and School Business
> profile, Enrolment Management Plan, Campus facilities Plans, Learning
> Outcomes, Curriculum, Scope of Curriculum offerings, Curriculum framework,
> Supporting Students' Natural Learning and Preparation for life through the
> democratic processes of the School, Effective Learning and Teaching at the
> School, Natural Learning - what it means, Responsibility, Chart: Natural or
> free to learn learners, Chart: Learning is a focusing rather than sequential
> series of behaviour, Natural Learning folder contents, Sources of
> information and inspiration. Note that the terms used are those expected by
> the system. However, all of the document is written in such a way that puts
> the learner in charge of learning.
> Let us know what you want to do.
> Regards, Derek
> The Booroobin Sudbury School
> http://booroobinschool.squirrel.com.au
> Ph/fax +61 07 5499 9944
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Marko Koskinen" <marko@vapaus.net>
> To: <discuss-sudbury-model@sudval.org>
> Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2000 4:12 PM
> Subject: Re: DSM: Re: authorities' approval for Sudbury Schools
>
> > Hi Derek!
> >
> > I'm interested in the curriculum process you have had. We're planning a
> > similar school here in Finland and I would like to hear more about the
> > curriculum creation process and also to get the written curriculum. I
> > suppose it will be required here also.
> >
> > Marko Koskinen
> > http://www.vapaus.net
> > Finland
> >
> > > In Australia, it is the State that are responsible for the approval or
> > > otherwise of non-State Schools. In Queensland, independent schools must
> > > undergo a second stage approval to also receive funding approval. The
> > > philosphy is not the issue, or so they say. It is the implementation of
> the
> > > educational model and how it happens to make it fit within the State's
> > > legislative framework that counts the most - along with suitable
> facilities,
> > > resources, insurances, incorporated status, local government approval,
> > > business plan including budgetary projections for at least 3 years,
> > > facilities' plans, management / administration plans, Staffing,
> enrolment
> > > projections and a curriculum. Our next "assessment" for funding happens
> in
> > > 6 days (the third in 4 years).
> > > Regards, Derek
> > > The Booroobin Sudbury School
> > > http://booroobinschool.squirrel.com.au
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Martin Wilke" <martin.wilke@gmx.net>
> > > To: "Discuss Sudbury Model" <discuss-sudbury-model@sudval.org>
> > > Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 8:43 PM
> > > Subject: DSM: authorities' approval for Sudbury Schools
> > >
> > > > The Sudbury School concept is very different from that of most private
> > > > schools. How did you achieve that the authorities give you a licence
> to
> > > > legally operate as a school?
> > > >
> > > > Martin Wilke
> > > >
> > > >
> >



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