By David Gribble

The writer has spent the final years vacationing the realm traveling colleges with a distinction, every one supplying an schooling during which admire for the person baby is important. the range of colleges is dazzling, but every one indicates that youngsters do larger once they are allowed to imagine for themselves. From a tutorial standpoint it truly is major that this subject matter emerges from such a lot of various cultures.

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Then in 1990 the school became integrated, that is to say supported by the state. 35 to the pound) to build a new school, the teachers got proper salaries and the school got $50,000 a year on top of that. (The suspensory loan has to be repaid if the school closes within the next twenty-three years). The parents still pay $1,250 a year to provide two extra teachers. There are now sixty children in the school, and there is a waiting list. A similar school called Springhill has been started in another part of Christchurch with ten children; like Tamariki when it started, it is in rented premises that have to be cleared up every afternoon, and it has no state support.

Now I can see how at Dartington where we shared in the making of school rules and trying to enforce them, where we could press successfully for a change of teacher when one proved unable to teach us what we wanted to learn, and where we were depended on for our regular contribution to the domestic running of the school through ‘useful work’, we were learning how 37 Real Education communities tick, and how to exercise constructive power within them; how to handle the blunt serviceable instrument Democracy.

Though there were still only a few rules, it was now the staff who made them. At the same time, Ihere was still no system of punishment, so what governed the children’s behaviour was either a contented willingness to conform, individual standards, or the rough guidance of the subculture. Even so the school remained, for most of its pupils, a wonderful place to be. However, the Trustees heard rumours about drugs and sex, and instead of recognising that these were universal problems, they were embarrassed that lheir school was not perfect, and in order to sort things out they appointed an energetic man of about forty who had just spent seven years in America.

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