Alternative Schools

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Can Free Schools Work?
Moffatt, Gary
Article
1985
Before starting on another round of alternative education projects, it might be helpful to try to understand why few of the last round's projects achieved long term success.
Exploring Alternatives: Free Schools
Moffatt, Gary; Westley, Dennis
Article
1969
Since our schools and universities are unwilling to adopt basic, or even moderate, reform, the only way to achieve a worthwhile education is through free schools.
Foreword to A.S. Neill: Summerhill - A Radical Approach to Child Rearing
Fromm, Erich
Article
1960
A. S. Neill's system is a radical approach to child rearing. His book Summerhill is of great importance because it represents the true principle of education without fear.
Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?: Sources News Release
Article
2012
Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
Learning for the Revolution: A review of 'Schooling for "Good Rebels": Socialist Education for Children in the United States, 1900-1920'
James, Michael D.
Article
1997
Socialist sunday schools were part of a thriving radical culture which included daily newspapers, clubs, lectures, festivals and parades.
Mobile Schools Help Nomadic Somalis Fight Drought
Article
2009
Mobile schools - secular pre-schools which follow these groups as they move to find pasture and water for livestock - are an attempt to help nomadic communities develop more options as the climate bec...
Neill, A. S.: Connexipedia Article
Article
Scottish progressive educator, author and founder of Summerhill school. (1883-1973).
Schooling for "Good Rebels": Socialist Education for Children in the United States, 1900-1920
Teitelbaum, Kenneth
Book
1993
Teitelbaum captures in detail the spirited devotion and revolutionary fervor of the Socialist Sunday School movement whose themes of solidarity, cooperation, and concern for others are badly needed to...
This Magazine is about Schools
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1966
A Canadian magazine about schools and education founded in 1966.

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AK Press
AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. We're small: a dozen people who work long hours for short mo...
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...