What kind of democracy do you get in a democratic school like Summerhill? It is not political democracy- representative democracy as we know it at regional and national level. It is something else entirely, but it is not immediately clear what it is.
We discuss the Structure of Freedom. Freedom is not random or completely free form. Democratic Free Schools, like any successful democratic entity, works because of intelligent democratic structure.
The essential structures of freedom that create a successful democratic free school.
Democratic meetings must be connected ro freedom.
We finish off the first of two weeks about Democratic Meetings with some remarks about the podcast.
We say that democratic schools begin with freedom not meetings.
Meeting problems, the basics of good meetings, templates.
This post describes a typical meeting case and its outcome.
What is a Found Object School? Why we are not creating one.
We cover the English National Curriculum, Core and Foundation Subjects as well as Freedom, Group Ages, the Timetable, the need for experienced teachers and more.