The Fairhaven School web site has an excellent article which
answers this question quite well.
On Fri, 8 Jun 2001, morticia crone wrote:
> hi, this isn't about summers, i was wondering if anybody
> could point out the difference, if there is any, between
> a sudbury model school and the current form of "open"
> school. from my readings of john holt's work i've
> gotten an idea of "open" schools from a couple decades
> ago. i'm asking because it looks as if we will be
> moving to a town with the option of "open" public
> schooling. another alternative school option within the
> public school system is the spanish immersion program.
> when i asked the girls whether they would like to go to
> school in spanish and english they were both thrilled.
> they are already bilingual and i think it could only be
> a boon to speak a third language, and the similarities
> between english, spanish and german would make for a
> relatively cohesive experience. but we will now have to
> choose. i am awaiting pamphlets that will explain in
> more detail about the alternative schools of the area in
> question, but i thought maybe someone here could clue me
> in on the differences/similarities between modern open
> schools and sudbury. any takers?
> -morticia :)
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