Re: DSM: The Sudbury model -- appropriate for all children, yes or no?

From: Warren McMillan (warren@bmts.com)
Date: Thu May 31 2001 - 10:47:59 EDT


You are saying that responsibility can be "...taught through example and
encouragement." If this were the case then students in traditional school
should be the most exemplary examples of responsibility of all. Teachers
are as good examples of responsible action, if only in the classroom, as you
will find anywhere in society and they constantly 'encourage' responsibility
in their students. The missing ingredient is freedom of choice, without
which, it is to no avail.

Warren

----- Original Message -----
From: william van horn <wmvh1@excite.com>
To: <discuss-sudbury-model@sudval.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 10:25 PM
Subject: Re: DSM: The Sudbury model -- appropriate for all children, yes or
no?

> Warren wrote: . If you feel that responsibility is a skill
> > or attitude, something that can be "taught", then you don't need
anything
> > between SVS and traditional schools because that's exactly the way
> > traditional schools approach responsibility
>
> The best way of teaching someone something is not "telling" them about it
> repeatedly. As an example. you don't teach someone about creativity by
> having them remember art history facts. Just because public schools do
not
> do a good job at teaching responsibility, does not mean that it isn't a
> skill. Public schools may be the antithesis of Sudbury, but there may be
> other ways to meet the needs of children who do not do well in either
> situation. Certainly Sudbury is an ideal situation for many children. I
> don't see the public school system being an ideal situation for ANY
student.
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