We need more democratic meetings. Here is a way of setting up a meeting similar to the Summerhill Meeting. It can be used at work, in clubs, societies, and committees. The more democratic we are the better, in my opinion.
Summerhill protects your right to be how you want to be. You choose; the Meeting does not. The purpose of the Meeting is to sort out the inevitable boundary disputes in a community of nearly one hundred people who are all trying to live vibrantly individual lives.
The Meeting at Summerhill serves two functions. It decides on the Laws that govern the community and it resolves problems between people. Anyone can bring a law for approval to the meeting or suggest an alteration to an existing one; anyone can bring up another member of the community in a Tribunal case. There is…
We begin to look at content: The English National Curriculum, Core and Foundation subjects, FREEDOM, reduction of the Core as well as Foundation, Key Stages and what we mean by Moving Up, The Timetable and more.
Hidden Curriculums are a significant part of schools and can be negative as well as possible. It is important to be able to identify them and analyse them on a regular basis.
Notes on The Podcast: What happens to the school when the Three Curriculum Circles are not properly balanced? Multiple Entry Points.
Our Notes on the Three Curriculum Circles Podcast.
The Three Circles. Democratic Free Schools have three main curriculums, like overlapping circles.Here they are.
Introduction to the Reduced Formal Curriculum: a Democratic Fee School Essential
We discuss Selection, The Interview Process, Questions to Ask and More.