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The Psycho-Therapeutic School System: Pathologizing Childhood

The Psycho-Therapeutic School System: Pathologizing Childhood | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Society today is far less tolerant of childish behavior -- hence, the growing popularity of the ADHD label, which has become the "go-to diagnosis" for children that don't fit the psycho-therapeutic public school mold of quiet, docile and conformist.
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Time to evaluate high-stakes test

Time to evaluate high-stakes test | Alternative education | Scoop.it
NAPLAN is a high-stakes test - schools are held publicly accountable for its results - and high-stakes tests are known to lead to unethical, unscrupulous, and sometimes corrupt behaviour.
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Democratic School Governance

Democratic School Governance | Alternative education | Scoop.it
GOVERNANCE IN SCHOOLS is becoming an increasingly important issue, as educators begin to realize how crucial it is to empower the participants in any educational process. There are currently many h...
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A High School Where the Students Are the Teachers | TIME.com

A High School Where the Students Are the Teachers | TIME.com | Alternative education | Scoop.it
If high school students took charge of their education with limited supervision, would they learn? A Massachusetts school is finding out.
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Planning Kit for Sudbury Schools

Planning Kit for Sudbury Schools | Alternative education | Scoop.it
A comprehensive collection of materials designed to aid people in starting Sudbury model schools and in understanding the model in depth.
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Watch "Creating learning ecosystems instead of learning cages:Vidhi jain at TEDxLBSIM" Video at TEDxTalks

A strong believer in the power of self learning and community learning, Mrs Vidhi Jain co-founded the Shikshantar Andolan 15 years ago.In 2010, she and her h...
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Do School Suspensions Work?

Do School Suspensions Work? | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Several schools have suspended children for joking about guns in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings.
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Adults to take standardized test forced on students

Adults to take standardized test forced on students | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Dozens of Rhode Island legislators, city officials, and other adults will take a version of the state's high-stakes standardized tests for students to focus attention on a new state graduation testing policy that is threatening to hold back large...
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School imposes compulsory Minecraft lessons

School imposes compulsory Minecraft lessons | Alternative education | Scoop.it
A Swedish school has made headlines, first at home and then abroad, by making super-popular build-em-up video game Minecraft compulsory for students aged 13.
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A parent’s battle to “balance” work and life

A parent’s battle to “balance” work and life | Alternative education | Scoop.it
OPINION| As a mom, I have become adept at ignoring those instincts of mine that work an inconvenience in my life.
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Disrupting Education With Competent Kids, The Internet, And Experimentation

Disrupting Education With Competent Kids, The Internet, And Experimentation | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Motherhood has shown me how tremendously competent children can be. Yet, the vast majority of programs that adults have designed for kids grossly underestimate what they are capable of.
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Ela Gandhi: education can beat violence

Ela Gandhi: education can beat violence | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Mahatma Gandhi's granddaughter has warned of a "growing culture of crime, corruption" and violence but says education can pave the way forward.
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What If Everybody Understood Child Development?

What If Everybody Understood Child Development? | Alternative education | Scoop.it
When I hear stories about teachers and administrators making decisions that create the impression they don't know children at all, I speculate about how different things might be if everyone understood child development.
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Teachers condemn 'raunch culture' for fuelling sexism under the guise of irony and empowerment

Teachers condemn 'raunch culture' for fuelling sexism under the guise of irony and empowerment | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Women's liberation has been turned back 40 years by a new “raunch culture” that has led to “beauty pageants” being staged by student unions and pole-dancing exercise classes, teachers are expected to claim today.
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"Teaching About The Wars": New Curriculum from Rethinking Schools | War Times

"Teaching About The Wars": New Curriculum from Rethinking Schools | War Times | Alternative education | Scoop.it
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Australian schools 'facing psychological health crisis' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australian schools 'facing psychological health crisis' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Australian schools need more psychologists to combat a crisis of cyber-bullying, self-harm and suicide attempt among students, experts say.
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The Class Whisperer: How I Learned (the Hard Way) to Shut Up and Listen

The Class Whisperer: How I Learned (the Hard Way) to Shut Up and Listen | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Literacy teacher Jessica Cuthbertson explains what losing her voice to laryngitis recently taught her about good teaching.
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Going Deep: STEM in the Connected Classroom

Going Deep: STEM in the Connected Classroom | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Blending STEM with the connected classroom is a powerful learning model, provided we have innovative thinking, teacher autonomy and flexible scheduling.
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Lights, Camera,Youth Action! 2013

Lights, Camera,Youth Action! 2013 | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Auction, Showcase, & Celebration of the Youth Action Coalition's young artists and their Arts-for-Change programs
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German homeschoolers fight for asylum in US

German homeschoolers fight for asylum in US | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Home education is forbidden in the EU's largest country, and parents who do so can be fined and in some cases jailed.
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From Seattle to Chicago; The Case Against High Stakes Testing

From Seattle to Chicago; The Case Against High Stakes Testing | Alternative education | Scoop.it
From Seattle to Chicago; The Case Against High Stakes Testing

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Mount Carmel MB Church
2976 South Wabash Avenue

With Jesse Hagopian, teacher at Garfield High S
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A school brings brain research to the center of its curriculum

A school brings brain research to the center     of its curriculum | Alternative education | Scoop.it
It isn’t easy to marry neuroscience with educational practice, but one school is trying to figure out how.
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Policies Now in Vogue are Undermining Teacher Professionalism | National Education Policy Center

Policies Now in Vogue are Undermining Teacher Professionalism | National Education Policy Center | Alternative education | Scoop.it
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