The international movement for democratic education encourages schools to involve the entire school community, including students, in a democratic approach to school governance. For students used to the more common authoritarian schools, this can be an empowering change.
Many educational practitioners and researchers have developed entirely different approaches to education than we see in schools here. Ivan Illich suggests that mandatory education and schools as institutions may do more to hinder learning than enhance it: ”The school system today … more
To make good decisions about sustainability, people need to know the facts. Here are some questions that have arisen and might be suitable for class projects or independent study: What steps can local & county government take to produce immediate reductions in … more
Although some schools act as if the Bill of Rights doesn’t apply to students in school, the Supreme Court of the U.S. has made clear that it does apply. In many schools right here in the Lehigh Valley, students are denied … more
Prospect Center for Education and Research is a wide-ranging network of people interested in and committed to observation and description as the ground for teaching and inquiry. Prospect began as a school for children in 1965 and continued until 1991. … more