A lot has been written about democratic education in theory and practice. Here is a small collection of interesting articles by students, teachers, researchers and academics.

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Rachel Roberts

Simone Haenen

David Gribble

Derry Hannam

Ian Cunningham

Leonard Turton


see also: http://www.educationrevolution.org/articles.html
and https://www.self-directed.org/tipping-points/


Online Directory of Democratic Education
Collection of Resources, School Descriptions, important links …

Articles and Essays collected by AERO (the Alternative Education Resource Organization)

Freedom to Learn – The roles of play and curiosity as foundations for learning
Blog by Peter Gray, a research professor of psychology at Boston College, is a specialist in developmental and evolutionary psychology – supporter of Sudbury schools.

Education Cities This is the organisation that continues the original key aspect of the Institute for Democratic Education in Israel (which has changed its original name to The Democratic Institute – Society and Education).

Authoritarian Schooling, David Gribble
Roughly 40 short essays about the damage done by authoritarian education, drawing on David Gribble’s and other people’s experiences at school, books by John Holt, Alice Miller, Jürg Jegge, W. B. Curry and others, and adding sections on staff-pupil conflict, punishment, the ignorance of politicians and a score of other topics.