Alternative Education: Global Perspectives Relevant to the by Yoshiyuki Nagata

By Yoshiyuki Nagata

Alternative streams of schooling were and stay a major yet tough subject matter for academics, mom and dad, policy-makers, and students. via targeting case stories of six nations (Bolivia, Thailand, Australia, united states, The Netherlands, and Denmark), and through comprehensively analysing those through foreign comparative methodologies, the writer methods the nuts and bolts problems with replacement and mainstream schooling platforms. The case stories comprise constitution faculties within the united states and Waldorf faculties in Australia. The examine offers not just an insightful research of other different types of schooling with reference to genuine concerns in societies and in addition criminal and administrative good points of schooling. It presents insights into the type of tuition improvement which may be acceptable within the 21st century and the categories of academic groups we must always search to create within the age of globalisation.

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The majority of children who attend public schools in Bolivia are from poor households belonging to the labouring class or from farming villages. Children of the upper social classes attend private schools. The principal had doubts about an educational system that reproduced these social classes dividing the wealthy and the poor. She wanted to provide high-quality education to the children of poor families, as well, and so dared CASE STUDY: BOLIVIA 17 to start this school as the public school in a small village.

Some of the teachers criticize the Montessori approach for overemphasizing order, for example, and the Freinet approach for conveying an excessively socialist message. ” The Teachers and the Students During interviews that I conducted at the school, I noticed that many teachers were taken aback when I asked them which subjects they taught. This is because the school fashions its curriculum according to the needs of the individual students, so the teachers do not feel that they are in charge of certain specific subjects.

In the twenty-some years since its founding in 1979, this school has exerted an influence on the educational community of Thailand on the levels both of practice and of policy. Its influence on the educational system is expected to continue in particular through its contribution to the process of formulating the National Education Act of 1999. As Thai society underwent high economic growth, it gave rise to a culture of violence that involved child labour and sexual abuse. Here I will describe how the Children's Village School has given rise to a culture of peace within that social context, so that children who had been situated in that degraded life environment became able to enjoy non-violent relationships with others.

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