Further Readings

Here are articles and websites offering a variety of perspectives on the benefits of The Clearwater School, Sudbury schools in general, and other revolutionary approaches to education.

Articles about The Clearwater School

Articles about the Sudbury Model

Related Topics

Related Links

  • Sudbury Valley School Press – Looking for books about the Sudbury experience? Buy them here.
  • AERO, the Alternative Education Resource Organization – AERO’s goal is to advance student-driven, learner-centered approaches to education.
  • Challenging the Myths of Modern Schooling – A website featuring the writings of John Taylor Gatto, a former New York State Teacher of the Year who is now an activist and public speaker against compulsory education.
  • Freedom to Learn – The Psychology Today blog of Peter Gray, a professor of psychology at Boston College who writes about alternative approaches to education and the life-long value of play.
  • The Center for Nonviolent Communication – An approach to communication and conflict resolution that has informed problem-solving at Clearwater.
  • Paths of Learning – A magazine and online resource center to help parents, educators, researchers and policymakers who wish to learn more about holistic, democratic, or learner-centered approaches to teaching and learning.
  • I’m Unschooled. Yes, I Can Write. – Blog by childhood unschooler and lifelong learner, Idzie Desmarais of Montreal, Quebec about  unschooling, reading, teaching vs. learning, respectful parenting and socialization.
  • IDEA (Institute for Democratic Education in America) – A nonprofit organization that supports and showcases democratic education settings.
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