RE: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Encouragment and resources.

From: Alan Klein <>
Date: Fri Apr 8 08:44:13 2005

Clearly someone or someones, be they adults or kids or both make a few
choices re resources before the school opens. The important thing is that
the choices of which resources are provided thereafter are made not by
adults, but rather by the entire school meeting, which includes teachers and
students, and that these are the bulk of the decisions about resources.

~Alan Klein
  -----Original Message-----
  From: frodon444

  Can't the different resources available in the school be seen like an
indirect encouragment, an encouragment to use them ? (rather than what is
not available at the moment)

  It is not possible for example to have a library with every kind of book
available on this planet. I suppose it is necessary to make a choice about
what to buy (and what not) and to accept or not to put in what is given for
free to the school from various people.

  More specifically, if methods are available for learning arithmetic or to
read, there are very different aproaches that exists (f.e. concerning
reading/writing, the global versus the sylabic method). Are all methods of
learning available, or are they choosed to best fit the philosophy of the
school ?

  The same is of course true with other tools available to the students.
  There are computers in SVS. Have the students the choice between using
Windows, Mac OS or Linux ?

  In certain cases the fact to have a choice between different tools is more
important than in others; but how is it decided ?

  I don't speak about what the students ask to have, but merely what is
available for them before they ask for anything, and why this is available
rather than that.
Received on Fri Apr 08 2005 - 08:43:58 EDT

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