Category Archives: IDEC

International Democratic Education Conference

The International Democratic Education Conference (IDEC) provides some of the most provocative and growing challenges to conventional education and probably some of the most extreme examples of choice. John Loflin has attended all of the recent conferences and filed comprehensive reports on their proceedings. The first conference was in 1993 and most recent was in […]

Democratic Schools Paper

Arising from discussions with Politeia, Brazil’s democratic education institute, at the 15th International Democratic Education Conference last summer in Sao Paulo a new work “A History of Democratic Education in American Public Schools” by democracy advocate and IALA member John Harris Loflin is now available. Supported by IALA, this comprehensive 161 page paper aims at persuading American […]

International Democratic Education Conference

The 14th International Democratic Education Conference (IDEC) was held this past July in Sydney, Australia. 250-300 people from 15 countries attended. The event is relevant to today

Democratic Schools Directory

Alternatives in India

International Democratic Education Conference 2005

International Democratic Education Conference

Member John Loflin attended the IDEC conference last December (2004) in India. His report shows the great interest in alternative schools throughout the world. The next annual IDEC conference will be in Berlin, July 30-August 7, 2005 . The Education Revolution site managed by Jerry Mintz has valuable information about democratic schools including lists and […]

International Democratic Education Conference

The 10 day 12th International Democratic Education Conference was recently held in Bhubaneshwar, India with a view to strengthen a global movement that aims to make both teacher and child participants in the process of learning through democratic ideals. Around 400 delegates, including students and adults form 19 nations, attended. The theme was Shanti (peace) […]

164 Democratic Schools Worldwide

This list of 164 schools by the Education Revolution Resource Organization includes schools which have described themselves as democratic, or have been described as democratic by researchers. Generally, these schools involve some or all of the characteristics noted on the democratic education homepage. Many are private schools given the reluctance of governments to approve such […]

International Democratic Education Conference

The conference will be held in the U.S. for the first time in its 11 year history, July 16-24, 2003 at Russell Sage College in Troy, New York. The conference is hosted by the Albany Free School in association with AERO, the Alternative Education Resource Organization. Contact Dana Bennis for information at 518-928-1234 or dbennis@idec2003.com […]