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Brockwood Park School
Brockwood Park School (England)
School founded in 1969 in the Hampshire countryside by Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986), celebrated Indian philosopher of freedom and consciousness, one of whose primary concerns was education. The aim of the school, with students from about twenty different countries, is to educate the whole human being.
English - Jiddu Krishnamurti, United Kingdom, United Kingdom: Personal Growth, United Kingdom: Social Change - At brockwood.org.uk


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Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Celebrated psychologist, author of well-known practical books on counseling psychology, education and spirituality: Your Erroneous Zones, What Do You Really Want for Your Children?, Real Magic, Your Sacred Self, Wisdom of the Ages, There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, etc. Official website.
English - Healthy Mind, Personal Growth, Spirituality, United States, United States: Alternative Education, United States: Personal Growth, Wayne W. Dyer - At drwaynedyer.com

Google Groups: alt.education.alternative
Forum. School doesn't have to suck.
English - Forums - At groups.google.com

iEARN
iEARN - International Education and Resource Network
World educational telematic network. iEARN enables young people throughout the world to undertake projects designed to make a contribution to the health and welfare of the planet and its people.
English, Catalan, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, etc. - Web Guide - At iearn.org

International Democratic Education Network - IDEN
IDEN (formerly WREN, Worldwide Real Education Network) is a network of schools and individuals all around the world that uphold such ideals as respect and trust for children, equality of status between children and adults, freedom of choice of activity, democratic governance by children and adults together... Member schools include Summerhill (England), Sudbury (Massachusetts), etc.
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian - At idenetwork.org

Montessori
Montessori Online - The Montessori Foundation
Online resource center provided by the Montessori Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of Montessori education in the United States and abroad. They publish Tomorrow's Child, the magazine for Montessori parents and educators, and offer a wide range of programs and resources to parents, teachers, schools, and to anyone interested in learning more about Montessori education.
English - At montessori.org

NCACS - National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools (USA)
Since 1978, this nonprofit educational coalition has supported the work of students, parents, teachers and others in the field of alternative education, while informing the general public about its benefits and successes. They publish a National Directory of Alternative Schools. Member schools, mainly in the US, include Brockwood Park (England), The Farm (Tennessee), etc.
English - United States: Alternative Education - At ncacs.org

Oak Grove School
Oak Grove School (Ojai, California)
School founded in 1975 by Jiddu Krishnamurti. "Surely a school is a place where one learns about the totality, the wholeness of life. (...) It is a place where both the teacher and the taught explore not only the outer world, the world of knowledge, but also their own thinking, their behavior." (J. Krishnamurti: The Intent of Oak Grove School).
English - Jiddu Krishnamurti, United States, United States: Alternative Education, United States: Social Change - At oakgroveschool.com

PIHRE
Partners in Human Rights Education (USA)
A community education project to help students learn about human rights and practice respect for others. With lesson plans, evaluation program, etc. Also at EduNet.
English - Human Rights, United States, United States: Alternative Education - At umn.edu

Patha-Bhavana, Santiniketan
Patha-Bhavana (Santiniketan, India)
School founded by Rabindranath Tagore in Santiniketan (which means abode of peace) in 1901. Visva-Bharati university grew out of this school for children, Brahmacharyasrama or Ashram Vidyalaya, now named Patha Bhavana since 1925. This school is the manifestation of Tagore's ideas of education.
English - Santiniketan - At visva-bharati.ac.in

Rabindranath Tagore: My School
Tagore's lecture about the school founded by him in Santiniketan (West Bengal, India).
English - Rabindranath Tagore, Santiniketan - At swaraj.org

Rethinking Schools Online: Teaching About the War
Teaching for peace. Lesson plans, teaching ideas, suggested readings, resources, links, etc.
English - Peace, United States: Alternative Education - At rethinkingschools.org

Rishi Valley
Rishi Valley School (Andhra Pradesh, India)
The first school founded by Jiddu Krishnamurti, in 1926, "to create the right climate and environment so that the child may develop fully as a complete human being. This means giving the child the opportunity to flower in goodness so that he or she is rightly related to people, things and ideas, to the whole of life." See also the alumni website.
English - India, Jiddu Krishnamurti - At rishivalley.org

Sudbury Education Resource Network - SERN
Supporting Sudbury model schools (free, democratic schools) and expanding understanding of the Sudbury model of education. The website includes information, journal, a directory of alternative schools and groups around the world, news, events...
English - At sudburynetwork.org

Sudbury Valley School
Sudbury Valley School (Massachusetts)
A place where children are free. This freedom is at the heart of the school. Natural curiosity is the starting point for everything that happens at this school. The most efficient, long-lasting and profound learning takes place when started and pursued by the learner. All people are creative if they are allowed to develop their unique talents.
English - United States: Alternative Education - At sudval.org

Summerhill School
Summerhill School (England)
Well-known pioneering, progressive, co-educational, residential "free school", founded by A. S. Neill in 1921 and based on freedom and self-determination. Summerhill is first and foremost a place where children can be free.
English - United Kingdom, United Kingdom: Social Change - At summerhillschool.co.uk

The Education Revolution - AERO's website
The Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) is an important non-profit hub of communications and support for learner-centered educational alternatives around the world. They publish the Education Revolution Magazine. The website includes online articles, information about democratic and alternative schools, homeschooling, etc.
English - At educationrevolution.org


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