Tuesday, May 4, 2010

History of Education/ Models for Alternative Education

Discussions at The Commons

May 5, 8-10PM
The Commons
388 Atlantic Ave. @ Bond Street in Brooklyn
closest subway is the Hoyt/Schermerhorn stop on A, C & G but also near the Atlantic/Pacific stop (B, M, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, 5), the LIRR, the F train (Bergen stop)the B63 and B65.

History of Education: What models for alternative education already exist? How can the teaching of practical skills be related to social justice? We will present historic models of alternative education to examine how artist-run schools fit into that framework. In particular, we will explore Montessori and Waldorf methods, the Free School Movement, Democratic Education, Progressive Education, and Craft Revival. Marit Dewhurst will discuss the strategies of Paulo Freire and the Highland Folk School. We will collaborate on a zine about the history of education based on our own experiences in school.

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