Friday, March 5, 2004

A schooling alternative

The Hudson Valley Sudbury School reminds me of something I read a few years ago about “anarchist schools” where there is no imposed structure for learning. The students define their own learning paths in a diverse group (young kids through late teens), with the support of adults.

My own high school experience was sort of a hybridized version of that and a regular high school. We didn't have classes, but still had specific course assignments and studies that we pursued at our own pace. There were also opportunities for extended projects (I was in a Winnie The Pooh play that toured elementary schools for a couple weeks).

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