Inspiration

Here is a selection of things that inspire us

Projects that inspire us

Transformative mentoring and rite of passage project:
www.boystomen.org.za

Etienne Wenger’s work in Communities of Practice:
www.ewenger.com

Two extraordinary schools:
www.bedales.org.uk and www.brockwood.org.uk

An excellent centre for adult education:
www.emerson.org.uk

Centre for Non-Violent Communication:
www.cnvc.org

Interesting innovations for schools:
www.ierg.net

Centre for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel
www.handinhandk12.org

Texts that inspire us

We draw inspiration from various sources. Here are some of our favourites.

Prof Jansen’s dream of a school (29 KB)

Benjamin Franklin on education in 18th century America (25 KB)

Everett Reimer’s superb School is Dead (819 KB – a 123 page book)

Neil Postman and Charles Weingartners’ excellent Teaching as a Subversive Activity (1,2 MB – 185 pages)

Poem by founder of the Reggio Emilia schools in Italy: The Hundred Languages

The book “Amusing Ourselves to Death” by Neil Postman (26 MB – 203 pages)

Movies that inspire

The movie Taare Zameen Par (English subtitles)

The movie Schooling the World at http://schoolingtheworld.org
Several other short inspiring movies about education on this site too (http://schoolingtheworld.org/resources/video/)

Please send us suggestions to add to our list.

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