Re: DSM: public school prisons (sharing the SVS model, etc.)

Alan Klein (
Mon, 20 Nov 2000 16:01:31 -0500


I first heard the term "chaordic" a year ago from Dee Hock, the founder of
The Chaordic Alliance (as well as the founder of the Visa card). It
describes for me exactly the kinds of tensions you discuss.


----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Stafford & Angela Sevin <>
> Mimsy, I really like the term "chaordic", is this the first time you've
used it
> or seen it used? It seems it would help me to define the free-flowing yet
> purposeful movements of a Sudbury-like learning environment. In terms of
> structures or systems, this would look more organic than mechanical. I'm
> interested in where the tensions between qualitative and quantitative
> methodologies might exist in a Sudbury school. For instance, you have
the hard
> and fast rules of the democratic judicial system, yet you sometimes get
the sense
> that students (and staff) can "do whatever they want." Thanks!
> Angela

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