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  1. Abolish High School
    Easy Chair

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Solnit says that we need to recognize that high school doesn't work for most young people, and suggests abolishing it.
  2. Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community
    Resource Type: Book
    A history of Black Mountain College (1933-57), an experimental school which pioneered many educational, cultural, and artistic innovations.
  3. The Children of the Dream
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    An 1960s account o communal child-rearing in Israeli kibbutzim.
  4. Connexions
    Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1978
  5. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 2 - March 1979 - Native Rights/Les Droits des Autochtones

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
  6. Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1994
    A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rights, civil liberties, social change.
  7. Connexions Archive seeks a new home
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    The Connexions Archive, a Toronto-based library dedicated to preserving the history of grassroots movements for social change, needs a new home.
  8. A Decentralist Manifesto
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1958
    No political institution can be considered human and properly adapted to the nature of humankind if it in any way infringes upon liberty; if it even in the slightest, interferes with the conditions necessary to individual self-expression and to the free development of the highest potentialities of being human.
  9. Dream Tower
    The Life and Legacy of Rochdale College

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
  10. Dream Tower
    Resource Type: Film
    Published: 1994
    Follows the history Rochdale College, a famous experiment in co-operative living and self-directed education in 1960's Toronto.
  11. Flying University
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    An underground educational enterprise that operated from 1885 to 1905 in Warsaw, the historic Polish capital, then under the control of the Russian Empire, and that was revived between 1977 and 1981 in the People's Republic of Poland.
  12. Freire, Paulo
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Brazilian educator and influential theorist of critical pedagogy. (1921-1997).
  13. Frontier College
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  14. Goodman, Paul
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    American sociologist, poet, writer, anarchist, social critic, and public intellectual. (1911-1972).
  15. Illich, Ivan
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Austrian philosopher, Roman Catholic priest and critic of the institutions of contemporary western culture. (1926-2002).
  16. John Holt: Homeschooling Pioneer and Visionary Progressive
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The stereotype of homeschooling as the haven for conservative, religious ideologues overshadows the movement's radically progressive roots. One of the movement's foremost pioneers, John Holt, was an egalitarian atheist who explicitly opposed patriarchy, corresponded with progressive thinkers including Paul Goodman and Noam Chomsky, and helped initiate the still emerging children’s rights movement.
  17. Merle Langbord Levine, Learning Challenges and Remedial Education Expert
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  18. Neill, A. S.
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Scottish progressive educator, author and founder of Summerhill school. (1883-1973).
  19. On Education
    Especially in Early Childhood

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1960
  20. Resource Manual for A Living Revolution
    A Handbook of Skills & Tools for Social Change Activists

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
    A manual for people who are concerned or angered by the deterioration of our society and who, because they have some sense that their efforts can have an effect on change, are looking for tools to transform it. It is a working reference for those who are prepared to act to create a better life for themselves and others.
  21. Rochdale
    The Runaway Collage

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
    Toronto's Rochdale College began as an experiment in living and learning, and ended as a symbpl of the flower-child Sixties, a financial and social controversy. Sharpe tells the story of the college's seven-year rise and fall.
  22. '68: The Year of the Barricades
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening around the world.
  23. Summerhill
    A Radical Approach to Child Rearing

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1960
    A.S. Neill describes the ideas and practice of Summerhill school, the alternative school he founded. He expresses his radical opinions on parenthood and child rearing.
  24. Summerhill: For and Against
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    Essays discussing the ideas and pratice of A.S. Neill.
  25. Teach-in
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Educational forum on any complicated issue, usually an issue involving current political affairs.
  26. This Magazine is about Schools
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    A Canadian magazine about schools and education founded in 1966.

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