Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Sudbury Model outside schools

From: Ann Ide <>
Date: Sun Nov 14 21:25:00 2004


I'm no expert; but I am aware that there are democratically run businesses.
I really enjoyed reading Maverick, by Ricardo Semlar. I think he is
considered a maverick in democratically run businesses. This book is his
story of turning his family owned corporation into a democratically run
business. He has a newer book out this year; but I can't remember the name.
I'm sure it would be on Ricardo has also founded a version of a
democratically run school in Brazil, the Lumier school. He is getting a lot
of government support to transition more public schools than he can handle
into schools like the Lumier school.

Anyway, start with Maverick. Good luck.

Ann Ide
parent at Sudbury Valley School
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From: "Frederick W. Schueler" <>
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Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2004 12:10 AM
Subject: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Sudbury Model outside schools

> Sudburyiers:
> Does anyone have experience importing the Sudbury model into non-school
> organizations? We started a regional natural history museum
> which we were subsequently asked to leave, apparently
> because of our promotion of democratic governance - "founded, in part,
> in reaction to the damage done to Canada's national museums through the
> management practices predominating in the 1980's and early 1990's.
> Accordingly founded on the belief that in a museum, every
> worker has a unique combination of knowledge and skills, and all can
> contribute collectively to solving a wide range of problems. Deference
> is granted relative to the problem under consideration and the abilities
> that each brings to it, with shifting patterns of leadership in
> different situations..." see -
> We're now approaching a time when reform of this hierarchical model may
> be possible, and I wonder if anyone has experience in explicitly
> importing the Sudbury Model of governance into such a situation?
> fred.
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