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Wright, Nigel, Free School. The White Lion Experience. London 1989.


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Wright, Nigel,
Free School. The White Lion Experience. London: Libertarian Education, 1989. xi, 73 Seiten mit Literaturverzeichnis. Broschur. 119 g

Bestell-Nr.156061 | ISBN: 0-9513997-1-3
Wright | Anarchismus | Paedagogik | Libertaere Paedagogik

White Lion Street Free School, which opened in 1972 in Islington, North London, is Britain's best known and longest-surviving free school. Despite enormous public interest in the school, no-one has ever attempted an assessment of it. Free School: The White Lion Experience starts to fill this gap. How did the children use the freedom the school gave them? What did they learn there? Was it really democratic? What were the successful features of the school? Did it work? These are some of the questions addressed by Nigel Wright.

Free School is not a comprehensive history of White Lion, and even less is it an 'official' description of the school. Rather, Nigel Wright, who worked at White Lion for over four years, offers his own lively analysis of the successes and failures of this extraordinary experiment in libertarian education.

Nigel Wright was a teacher from 1968 until 1983, and is the author of Progress in Education (1977) and Assessing Radical Education (1989).
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