RE: [Discuss-sudbury-model] educational philosophy of Rebecca Wild vs. Sudbury

From: Joe Jackson <>
Date: Sun Jan 12 09:37:00 2003

Hi Martin.

The purpose of "OK, so you're sort of like ..." is PR; to give Fairhaven
School prospective parents a sense of perspective as to what a Sudbury
school is.

I don't think many of our prospective families have ever heard of a Wild
school, so I'm not sure that adding that would help the document achieve
it's purpose better.

However, it sounds like your prospective parents seem to know what the
Wild school is; if you wish to use the document for your PR (and
possibly add something to it), please email the school with the details
of the request at

all the best,

joe jackson

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of
> Martin Wilke
> Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2003 6:37 AM
> To: Discuss Sudbury Model
> Subject: [Discuss-sudbury-model] educational philosophy of
> Rebecca Wild vs. Sudbury
> Hi there,
> in the text "OK, so you're sort of like ..." by Romey
> Pittman, the Sudbury model is compared with Montessori,
> Waldorf, progressive schools, homeschooling and student governments.
> During the last two years, many people that approached me or
> the Berlin Sudbury start-up group, said that (before finding
> Sudbury) they had read a lot about Rebeca and Mauricio Wild's
> School "Pesta" in Ecuador, and that that school and Sudbury
> appear to have much in common. So maybe one could add a new
> section to the above mentioned text.
> What both models seem to have in common, is that
> - children are not forced to learn
> - free play is regarded as something valuable
> - doing "nothing" is OK
> - there are no fixed classes
> - there is age mixing
> significant differences seem to be:
> - adults reserve some power to determine basic rules and what
> material is available in school (prepared environment)
> - adults restrict children's activities if the adults think
> those activities are not yet appropriate for that child.
> - there is some special material like in Montessori schools
> - they actively offer group activities
> Does anyone know more differences between the Wild and Sudbury models?
> Martin Wilke
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