Alternative Education: Global Perspectives Relevant to the by Yoshiyuki Nagata

By Yoshiyuki Nagata

Alternative streams of schooling were and stay a massive yet tough topic for lecturers, mom and dad, policy-makers, and students. via targeting case experiences of six international locations (Bolivia, Thailand, Australia, united states, The Netherlands, and Denmark), and by means of comprehensively analysing those via overseas comparative methodologies, the writer methods the nuts and bolts problems with substitute and mainstream schooling platforms. The case experiences contain constitution faculties within the united states and Waldorf colleges in Australia. The learn provides not just an insightful research of other different types of schooling with reference to genuine matters in societies and likewise felony and administrative beneficial properties of schooling. It presents insights into the type of university improvement which may be applicable within the 21st century and the categories of academic groups we should always search to create within the age of globalisation.

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There are times when playing is appropriate, and times when studying is appropriate. As these words from her indicate, the school's curriculum is structured on an individual basis. This way of carrying on education has been influenced by the Pestalozzi School in Ecuador, where long years of actual practice have proven that guidance without formal teaching is effective. 5 5 For an important monograph on the Pestalozzi School, see Gribble (1998), pp. 131-145. 18 ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION When the founders of La Floresta School were at the stage of designing their new school, they visited the Pestalozzi School, which they said made an extremely powerful impression on them.

Although the school places value on the traditional Quechua and Aymara cultures, it does not treat them as the be-all and end-all. The school's approach is rather to reconsider traditions that need to be reconsidered, and to change them. One example of this is the view of punishment at the school. According to the principal, the traditional Quechua culture has a customary code that imposes harsh punishments. For a long time, people who stole, told lies, or were lazy were customarily stripped naked and whipped.

As a result, there was confusion at the locus of educational practice in every part of the country. In fact, discord concerning educational policy arose even in the small primary school of Tiquipaya, at the foot of the Andes Mountains. bo/Ley1551. htm). CASE STUDY: BOLIVIA 15 La Floresta School as an Alternative Motivation and Circumstances of Founding Education that could be termed innovative is being practised at La Floresta School in Cochabamba, the third-largest city in Bolivia. The motivation for founding this school was educational reforms enacted by the government of Bolivia.

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