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Child Rearing

  • Banyan Tree (Publisher)
  • Release Date 01/2022
  • Printed Pages 176

In this book, the author presents his view of parenting and child development, in a context harmonious with the principles of the Sudbury model.

THE SUDBURY VALLEY SCHOOL is a place, where children can "just be". There is no curriculum, no classes, no grades, no coercion, no uniforms, no bells and none of the rituals which define a regular school. Here children are treated as responsible citizens and they carry the burden of their own education. Unless asked, the teachers "stay away" from the children. Here children discover their own innate interests and then gallantly pursue them. And because they chose them, they also rough it out and learn them well. So, children become the true architects of their own education.

The Sudbury valley school experience has inspired others to start similar schools elsewhere. Today, 30 such schools on Sudbury concept are spread over eight different countries.