DSM: Re: What Small Adjustment??


Alan Klein (Alan@klein.net)
Tue, 6 Mar 2001 12:51:12 -0500


Joe,

While I may agree with you re the "wacky conventional classroom", I disagree
re the value of the model. The founders of SVS, Highland, and others did not
go around observing schools and other places of learning and culling best
practices from them to create the democratic schooling model. Rather, we
looked at our underlying philosophies and crafted a philosophical and
methodological vision to reflect those principles. The fact that it works so
well is, IMO, a reflection on the merits of the philosophy.

~Alan Klein

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Jackson" <shoeless@jazztbone.com>
>
> The value of the model IMO is not any underlying philsophy; the value of
it
> is in how well it works. The idea that an educational model can be born
of
> scientific principles and philosophic construct is what produced the wacky
> conventional classroom of the twentieth century.



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