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Insamlingsstiftelse för främjandet av Sudburyskolor i Sverige
The Charity works to increase awareness of the "Sudbury" school model, which was established more than 40 years ago in the USA at Sudbury Valley School. Today there are many more similar schools, not just in the US, but also in Japan, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Israel and Holland.
The Charity also aims to influence politicians and others involved in the debate about schooling, so that at least one Sudbury school may operate here in Sweden.
A few of our short-term goals:
Registered charity number: 802426-6366
Bankgiro number: 726-7123
Registrered in Västra Götalands County.
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About the model
Sudbury Valley School was founded in 1968 in Massachusetts, by a small group of parents who were not satisfied with the options that were available when their kids were to start school. So they began to think and talk about what a school should actually be for, and took nothing for granted. The result was a school with a totally different set of values.
Since then the school has developed over time, and becom a sort of template for other parents and children who were not willing to accept "normal" school. It therefore became known as "the Sudbury Model".
The model is based on some simple principles. In our Memorandum and Articles we express them as follows:
What do these mean in practice? For example:
And what is the result of such an education, in reality? What hapens to kids who have been to a school like this? Is there any evidence that it actually works in practice? There is in fact a great deal of information and research, published by the school in books and articles over several decades. Here you can read a summary of statistics from one such publication.
Many of these thought provoking ideas challenge what we take for granted about schooling. Read more, contemplate more, look at the links and articles, and by all means send an email if you think you can contribute with something to help us achieve our aims.