Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Sudbury Valley School
Sudbury Valley School (founded in 1968 in Framingham, Massachusetts, United States) practice a form of democratic education in which students individually decide what to do with their time, and learn as a by-product of ordinary experience rather than through classes or a standard curriculum. Students are given complete responsibility for their own education and the school is run by a direct democracy in which students and staff are equals.
There are now over 30 schools based on the Sudbury Model in the United States, Denmark, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.