The Institute for Democratic Education in America envisions an educational system and education practice based on respect for human rights and our common democratic values of freedom and responsibility, participation and collaboration, and equity...
I recently came across three alternative views of what 21st century learning environments might look like. One, written several years ago, outlines what community learning might look like if suddenly schools no longer existed. The next, written earlier this year, outlines a learning environment that resembles a mall-like shopping center. The third provides 12 design principals that give new meaning to the idea of "Re" "Forming" education.
In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish. Robinson is a world-renowned education and creativity expert.
All institutions can become coercive and destructive. The issues is not simply “change the system.” The issue is one of approach and philosophy. Are we being humble? Are we being humane? Is this what’s best for kids?
Builders forge better building blocks to construct economies, polities, and societies. They're the true prime movers, the fundamental causes of prosperity. They build the institutions that create new kinds of leaders — as well as managers, workers, and customers.
Are we educating children and adults or are we instead taking part in a “essential gesture of human existence” as Theodore Roszak states in his timely (written in 1977, but just as relevant today, if not more so) book Person/Planet: The Creative Disintegration of Industrial Society.
With the motto “Youth potential realized,” the mini-empire hosts a middle-grades charter school, a summer program, free meals, community-based internships and afterschool enrichment including sports, music, dance and art.
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