Exploring Sumerhill

Posted on December 16, 2011

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The Summerhill School seems to be another great example of the power of autonomy in education.

Although I haven’t dug in too much Summerhill School seems to focus on two main principles:

  1. Non-mandatory classes: you don’t have to go to class if you don’t want to.
  2. Self-governing school: the students and adults all have an equal say in how the school is run.

Both of these factors play in to autonomy. Generally speaking I think both strategies are great.

Anyways I’ll be looking into Summerhill more as well as Montessori and Waldorf.

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