Re: DSM: Re: TCS (Taking Children Seriously): Non-coercive Schools?

From: Alan Klein (alan@Klein.Net)
Date: Fri Feb 22 2002 - 20:48:32 EST


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From: "Ardeshir Mehta, N.D." <ardeshir@sympatico.ca>

> Alan, stated:
> > My experience at The Highland School and what I know of SVS says that
that
> > is what almost all SM and JC deliberations become: a search for common
> > preferences. It is couched in the language and practice of democracy, as
> > versus consensus, but the outcome is usually the same.
>
> What does the term "versus consensus" (in the context of SVS)
> mean?

It is not a term. It was just me not being clear! I was trying to say that
democratic schools use democracy instead of (as versus) consensus as the
final decision making mode.

~Alan

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