New Schools for a New Society

From talking about growth in the last blog, my mind has turned to children and the subject of alternative education. Some of you, I know, are home educating parents and many of you who send your children to school question the methods that are used to teach your children and to interact with them. For the most part, our current school-based education system is still founded on ideas that stemmed from the perceived need to produce compliant recruits for the military and factory workers for the industrial revolution. Schooling in this form can be regarded as part of the, now receding, industrial growth society.

Here’s a delightful video from an alternative sort of school that I think you might enjoy:

For those of you who would like to see lasting, positive changes in the ways that your children are educated at school, the website mentioned in this video is worth a visit. If enough parents and teachers get involved, this could well be a route to the sort of education system that supports the transition to a life sustaining society.

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3 Responses to New Schools for a New Society

  1. Tess January 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm #

    Not usually keen on “kid” videos, but this is enchanting! I just checked out the website mentioned and it’s really interesting. There’s so much we could do differently…

  2. Trinity Bourne February 17, 2010 at 7:09 am #

    Ahhhhw! Beautiful. My son went to kindergarden in this school back in the days when we lived in Lewes. The school was originally set up by a bunch of parents who home schooled. An awesome achievement.
    How special!

  3. Sally February 17, 2010 at 10:00 am #

    What an interesting connection. It just shows what great things a small group of determined people can achieve.

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