Democratic Education: Schools
Primary Schools: Examples
"Democratic education in the primary school encourages a realisation in pupils that they are valued as people, and that they have a positive role to play in creating a caring community within the school. Relationships between pupils and teachers gradually improve as they work democratically together to create a positive environment. At Highfield Junior School in Plymouth... these aims have been successfully attained precisely through an emphasis on democracy. One of the ‘rules’ - 'resolve conflict peacefully, mediate, negotiate” - can only be kept through another rule, that is, “keep the rules of our democracy, be a contributing citizen'"
Peace Pledge Union
South West England
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