W Dzień Dobry TVN, krótka rozmowa o Edukacji Demokratycznej, opowiada Andrzej Araszkiewicz ze Stowarzyszenia INEIDA:

Polskie uczelnie produkują bezrobotnych. Mnożą ich jednak nie dlatego, że nie są tak dobre, jak amerykańskie, tylko dlatego że są częścią centralnie sterowanego przez państwo systemu edukacyjnego. A ten, jak każdy system centralnie planowany, jest nieefektywny i niedopasowany do potrzeb rynku. Nie tylko w Polsce zresztą.

Francuz André Stern ma kilka zawodów, zna biegle pięć języków i jest autorem głośnej na Zachodzie książki „Nigdy nie chodziłem do szkoły”. „Ani godziny?” — pytają go wszyscy, z którymi się styka. „Ani minuty! Ani nawet sekundy!” — odpowiada. (…)

Elżbieta Binswanger, „A może by tak bez szkoły?”, Sofijon.pl

Więcej: http://paradygmat.czart.org/2012/10/a-moze-by-tak-bez-szkoly/#more-428

Lubiłem Szkołę! by Stuart McMillen 2009

by Judy Willis, M.D., M.Ed

Have you ever imagined your ideal school? For me, it is one where brain research truly informs learning structures. Walking through such a school, I might find:

Instead of desks in neat rows and bells moving students at regimented intervals from one subject to the next, learning takes place in mixed age groups with flexibility of time and work areas suited to their activities.

Więcej: http://www.teachthought.com/learning/what-a-school-designed-for-your-brai/

by Kathleen Berchelmann, M.D. on M

I’m going public today with a secret I’ve kept for a year—my husband and I are homeschooling our children. I never dreamed we would become homeschoolers. I wanted my kids integrated and socialized. I wanted their eyes opened to the realities of the world. I wanted the values we taught at home put to the test in the real world. But necessity drove me to consider homeschooling for my 2nd and 4th graders, and so I timidly attended a home school parent meeting last spring. Surprisingly it was full of doctors, lawyers, former public school teachers, and other professionals. These were not the stay-at-home-moms in long skirts that I expected. The face of homeschooling is changing. We are not all religious extremists or farmers, and our kids are not all overachieving academic nerds without social skills.

Więcej: http://childrensmd.org/uncategorized/why-doctors-and-lawyers-homeschool-their-children-18-reasons-why-we-have-joined-americas-fastest-growing-educational-trend/

Freedom to Learn

The roles of play and curiosity as foundations for learning. by Peter Gray

Children Educate Themselves IV: Lessons from Sudbury Valley

For forty years children have educated themselves at this school.

Published on August 13, 2008 by Peter Gray in Freedom to Learn

The Sudbury Valley School has, for the past forty years, been the best-kept secret in American education. Most students of education have never heard of it. Professors of education ignore it, not out of malice but because they cannot absorb it into their framework of educational thought. The Sudbury Valley model of education is not a variation of standard education. It is not a progressive version of traditional schooling. It is not a Montessori school or a Dewey school or a Piagetian constructivist school. It is something entirely different. To understand the school one has to begin with a completely different mindset from that which dominates current educational thinking. One has to begin with the thought: Adults do not control children's education; children educate themselves.

Więcej: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/200808/children-educate-themselves-iv-lessons-sudbury-valley

Emily Chertoff Dec 12 2012, 8:49 AM ET

Democratic schooling may be the most radical experiment in education of the past 100 years.

Więcej w artykule: http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/12/no-teachers-no-class-no-homework-would-you-send-your-kids-here/265354/