Place-based Education: Making School More Like a Farmer's Market
Date: Monday, September 17, 2012 A presentation by DAVID SOBEL, Antioch University, New England
Friends School of Minnesota
1365 Englewood Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Time: 7PM - 9PM
Free and open to the public!
The landscape of schooling has begun to look like the sprawl of America. Generic textbooks designed for the big markets of California and Texas provide the same homogenized, unhealthy diet as all those fast food places on the strip. Educational biodiversity falls prey to the bulldozers of standardization. What is nearby has become parochial and insignificant.
Place-based education is a response to the alienation of schools from community, and the decoupling of schools from historic sites, local landscapes, and farms. Instead, we need schools organized around the principles of the farmers' market, drawing on the resources and variety of the local community.
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