ERIC Number: EJ471752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Freinet Pedagogy: An Alternative Approach to Traditional Schools.
Lee, William B.
Canadian Social Studies, v27 n4 p146-51 Sum 1993
Describes the philosophy and operation of schools based on the ideas of Celestin Freinet, founder of the Ecole Moderne movement. Discusses the child-centered approach, cooperative-learning techniques, and participatory decision making that are characteristic of these schools. Points out that the curriculum frequently emphasizes contemporary social issues and encourages students to be social and political activists. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cognitive Processes, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Theories, Nontraditional Education, Outcomes of Education, Social Problems, Teacher Behavior, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France