Re: DSM: Sudbury Schools in an Urban setting


Anne and Theo Julienne (ajulienne@bigpond.com)
Tue, 6 Feb 2001 09:47:20 +1100


----- Original Message -----
From: Dana Matthew Bennis <dbennis@umich.edu>
To: <discuss-sudbury-model@aramis.sudval.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 4:18 AM
Subject: Re: DSM: Sudbury Schools in an Urban setting

> Hear, hear Prohibido!
>
> I'm not going to add my opinion about the specific issue being discussed
> (it seems to be closed now)- but as an observer, it seemed that most of
the
> responses from other people were immediately defensive. As Prohibido
said,
> "Mistakes are a part of life." We tell kids that, we ought to tell
> ourselves that as well.
>
>
> >People,
> >
> >I know this is a private listserve. But cannot we be able to discuss the
> >model without attacks or the need to be right? Cannot we speak of
possible
> >weaknesses in the model at times? Only through bringing things out into
the
> >open can we learn from our mistakes. Mistakes aren't bad. They're
> >necessary, and a part of life.
> >I have no problem admitting when I'm wrong. I invite it. But I see the
> >model go much deeper than that.
> >
> >I've received private emailes from Russia and other foreign countries
after
> >some have read the posts on the listserve. Instead of promoting the
model,
> >some are fighting and becoming defensive about it. Defense is not
needed.
> >You either see it or you don't.The model speaks for itself. It's about
the
> >respect and freedom of children. I'd like to see it grow, whatever it
takes.
> >If we fight amongst ourselves, how can we promote the model abroad? The
> model
> >speaks for itself. It's about the respect of children. Let's keep our
eye
> >on the ball okay. :)
> >
> >Prohibido
> >
>



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