Connect with Power
|Friday, 07 January 2011 03:29|
By: Dr. Gary Phillips
I established Learning Unlimited, an alternative school-within-a-school, in Indianapolis in 1972, and it is still running successfully. A school of 500 students in a school of 4500, it provides a Walkabout program in a democratic environment that enables every student to develop a unique educational experience. Their programs may involve regular courses or e-courses, fieldwork in the community, self-directed projects, and travel, often to foreign countries.
Influence Those with Influence
We invited students from grades 9 to 12 to take part who were the children of influential parents, such as members of the school board, local politicians, and business leaders. We trained our students to deal with the media, which they did very successfully, for example, when they did community service projects and were covered by the papers and TV. Early successes were important and we arranged them. For example, we found achievements for every student and reported them to parents, many of whom had never before received a positive call from the school.
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