April 12, 2005

AERO Conference

A Spectrum of Alternatives conference by the Alternative Education Resource Organization will be June 22-26, 2005 at Russell Sage College in Troy, NY. Speakers include: John Taylor Gatto, Alfie Kohn, Ann Cook, Matt Hern, Tim Seldin and Jerry Mintz. Conference schedules, registration, speakers, etc. are on the conference web page. Aero.gif


Posted by Wayne Jennings at 01:54 PM

March 07, 2005

World Directory of Democratic Schools

The Alternative Education Resource Center (AERO) has catalogued a huge list of democratic schools (mostly small learner-centered alternative schools) in 26 countries plus most of the states in the U.S. Use this link to look up a country or state to see these member schools. AERO provides a wide range of resources, links, conferences to promote democratic schools.


Posted by Wayne Jennings at 07:56 PM

April 04, 2004

164 Democratic Schools Worldwide

This list of 164 schools by the Education Revolution Resource Organization includes schools which have described themselves as democratic, or have been described as democratic by researchers. Generally, these schools involve some or all of the characteristics noted on the democratic education homepage. Many are private schools given the reluctance of governments to approve such schools in the public sector. Schools are listed by nation and by states in the U.S.


Posted by Wayne Jennings at 09:29 PM

January 11, 2004

Education Revolution Conference

The Alternative Education Resource Organization will celebrate its 15th year of operation with a conference at The Russell Sage College at Troy, New York, June 25-27, 2004. Headed by Jerry Mintz, AERO provides a great source of information about alternative education around the globe. Consider joining to gain access to an excellent database, particularly about democratic and progressive schools. Consider, also their upcoming conference this summer. AERO also provides a listserv for IALA.


Posted by Wayne Jennings at 10:36 AM

September 04, 2003

Signs That Students Need a Change

Jerry Mintz of The Alternative Education Resource Organization and publisher of Education Revolution magazine has a checklist of 10 Signs You Need a Different Kind of Education for Your Child to stimulate discussion among parents to consider alternatives. It's a thought-provoking list from a pioneer in the alternative schools movement.


Posted by Wayne Jennings at 04:38 PM

August 19, 2003

Source and Magazine on Alternatives

Very comprehensive coverage, particularly of democratic and small private alternative schools, including international coverage, is found in Education Revolution, published 4 times a year.


Posted by Wayne Jennings at 12:22 PM