Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Extreme examples of traditional schools

From: Woty <>
Date: Thu Oct 6 18:31:00 2005


Compulsory participation in fun group activities does not resemble a
democratic school any more closely than compulsory participation in
individual activities.


On Oct 6, 2005, at 12:06, David Rovner wrote:

> "traditional school doesn't have to = hell", and
> the more traditional school resembles democratic school, the better.
> ~ David
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Mark MacFadyen
> To:
> Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2005 4:31 PM
> Subject: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Extreme examples of traditional
> schools
> I've been reading some of the archives and noticed the examples of
> traditional schooling are really extreme. Some of these schools
> sound like they're right out of the dark ages. I teach in a privite
> traditional school; however, we are very humanistic in our
> approach, and I do a lot of project based learning. Kids go to the
> bathroom whenever they like, and there is a fun, positive
> atmosphere about the school. We help each other, learn together
> cooperatively. Still, report cards, evaluating children, and many
> other aspects of my traditional school are absolutely wrong. I know
> my school crushes creativity, it is the worst possible model for
> the education of children. But I want to make the point that, well,
> traditional school doesn't have to = hell.
> Mark
Received on Thu Oct 06 2005 - 18:30:12 EDT

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