Democratic Education with Young Children, a talk by Elizabeth Baker (1/3)
Discussions about democratic education often revolve around the capabilities of older children (10-18 years old). Older children can make important decisions regarding the operation of the school, the rules governing the community and the manner in which they spend their time. But how does democratic education look when your community is mostly or entirely comprised of the very young (2 1/2 to 6 years old)? Using The Patchwork School as a working model, we will discuss the ways that we can adjust our practice of democratic education for the very young while still honoring the philosophical tenets which drive the movement.
Posted on: Aug 28, 2011 at 1:30 PM