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Appreciative Inquiry as a Method for Participatory Change in Secondary Schools

Appreciative inquiry is a strategy which takes a positive approach to organizational development. It aims to identify good practice, design effective development plans, and ensure implementation. This article examines the potentials and limitations of using the appreciative inquiry in a … Continue reading

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Hierarchy, Freedom and Learning

Learning Requires Freedom Defeating Dominance and Achieving Equality Hunter-Gatherers’ Playful Parenting How Hunter-Gatherers Maintained Their Egalitarian Ways The Natural Environment for Children’s Self-Education Seven Sins of Our System of Forced Education We humans have two fundamentally different ways of governing … Continue reading

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Children Educate Themselves

Part I:  Outline of Some of the Evidence Part II:  We All Know That’s True for Little Kids Part III:  The Wisdom of Hunter-Gatherers Part IV:  Lessons from Sudbury Valley As adults we do have certain responsibilities toward our children … Continue reading

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Changing School-Community relations through Participatory Research – Strategies from First Nations and Teachers

Read A crucial aspect of the National Indian Brotherhood’s call for First Nations control of First Nations education was its significant recognition of parental responsibility in the educational decision-making process. The relationship between the school and the community has been … Continue reading

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Local Democracy, Rural Community, and Participatory School Governance

Read This article considers the indigenization of democracy by conceptualizing participatory deliberative decision-making practice as a tool to strengthen the functioning of local schools and to enhance democratic responsiveness within communities. Drawing on case-studies of bottom-up approaches to school governance, … Continue reading

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Building Bridges – Promoting Public Practice in School – an Action Research project

Read Teaching has traditionally been an isolated practice, conducted by individual teachers and their students behind closed classroom doors. The degree to which teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders view their work as private practice rather than public practice is a … Continue reading

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Creativity in schools: tensions and dilemmas

Creativity in schools: tensions and dilemmas   The author considers a wide variety of issues and perspectives raised by a new attention on creativity. The book is divided into three sections that focus on: the challenges of fostering creativity in … Continue reading

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Supporting Creativity And Imagination in the Early Years

Supporting Creativity And Imagination in the Early Years Learning through the arts has the potential to stimulate open ended activity that encourages discovery, exploration, experimentation and invention, thus contributing to children’s development in all areas of learning and helping to … Continue reading

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How the world’s most improved school systems keep getting better

Read How the World’s Most Improved School Systems Keep Getting Better—a report that examines 20 systems in action– makes a unique contribution to this critical global agenda. Building on their 2007 study but with much more precision, in this remarkable … Continue reading

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Creativity in the School

Read When it comes to creativity in schools in particular, the second half of the 20th century can be seen as having experienced first a drought (following the introduction of a National Curriculum in 1989, subsequently re-framed in 1999, which … Continue reading

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