My guest today is Derry Hannam. An author of research and books on implementation of democratic values in education process. His book ‘Another way is possible’ will soon be published in Poland. We talked about his experience introducing democratic values in various school environments. From very friendly all the way to openly hostile ones. Derry shares his advice, dos and not-to-dos for teachers who would like to find their way in the self-directed learning.
(01:00) - How are you today?
(06:10) – How did you come up with the idea of introducing democratic school values in public schools?
(19:20) – how did it happen that you came across A.S. Neil’s and other authors’ publications on democratic education?
(25:20) – Was it hard for you to introduce such radical approach in a public school?
(32:30) – How to introduce democratic values in a ‘not-so-friendly’ environment?
(40:12) – Do you think that teachers should be open about wanting to introduce democratic values in their practice?
(51:30) – Make it up as we go along! – Most important advice for all democratic communities.
(57:00) – Other advice to teachers who would like introduce democratic values in their work.
(01:00:30) – The role of teacher-parent communication.
Derry's books available here:
The Lemon Tree - Language School: https://www.thelemontree.pl/
Democratic Camps: https://obozydemokratyczne.pl/
Muzyka: We Are One by Vexento https://www.youtube.com/user/Vexento https://soundcloud.com/vexento
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