Democratic Education applies democratic processes and the protection of human rights in schools as essential for the promotion and sustainability of a democratic culture.
Democratic Education prepares people to live successfully in a democratic society. A school or community based on democratic education may use the following tools…
- Pluralistic learning that allows each person to choose areas of learning that are personally relevant and meaningful. Pluralistic learning acknowledges the uniqueness of the student and is based on the right of every person to express this uniqueness.
- Equal relationships between adults and children (or adult to adult, etc.) that are based on trust, respect and responsibility. The use of democratic processes in discussions and decision-making. (Things like All School Meeting, Judicial Committee, student run committees and groups, student representatives on School Board, etc.)