Friday, 24 January 2014

6/12/13 Blowin' in the wind

I was reading the course notes, and a news story from the USA about the trend away from 'production line' funerals, towards a more person-centred procedure.

And then I realised that this is not just about funerals. For example there is home education and Small Schools ("more like a family, less like a factory"); there is the trend away from hospital births to home births; then there are self-build homes. But running directly counter to this is central government and the Establishment. I wondered how long it would be until our lives were governed more by community councils and less by central bureaucracies.

Bath Small School: More like a family, less like a factory.
The small school exists to provide a holistic education for 10-16 year-olds in a human-scale environment.
Because classes are small the curriculum can be adapted to suit the needs of the students.
Lessons are not confined to the classroom; visits to exhibitions, the theatre, ecological projects and adventure training form an important part of the curriculum.
Students learn in an atmosphere of friendliness and mutual respect that allows their individuality room to grow.

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