Re: democratic classrooms

Date: Tue Apr 11 2000 - 10:46:02 EDT

A democratic classroom is one thing - a democratic _school_ is

As I understand it, a democratic classroom embodies some
aspects of democracy; namely, I believe, that there is, on
occasion, some voting.

A democratic school, on the other hand, is governed _fully_ and
_exclusively_ by its members; namely, the students and staff.

I know it's not what you had in mind, but I urge you to check out
true and full democracy in schooling at the Sudbury Valley School
in Framingham, Massachusetts (which is just one of many such
schools located around the world, including in Australia). The URL
is .

"Cary Brown" <>
Cary Brown
Women in Technology Project 802/728-1510
Vermont Technical College
Randolph Center VT 05061-0500

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