Sat, 30 January 2016
The Outstanding Ohioans Show, Episode 41-Interview with Anastasia Congdon & Margaret Lewis, Founders of Kokosing Valley School
In Episode 41, I had the privilege of interviewing Anastasia Congdon & Margaret Lewis, Founders of Kokosing Valley School in Gambier, Ohio (Knox County).
The Kokosing Valley School is based on the Sudbury School Model founded in 1968. It is a model based on freedom, self-paced learning, mixed peer ages, play, interest exploration, and democratic processes.
It is in fact nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without this it goes to wreck and ruin without fail.
Here are some of the highlights from our conversation:
Some resources to learn more about the Sudbury school model or mentioned in the interview:
To contact the school, you may do the following:
Thank you for listening.
Direct download: Kokosing_Valley_School.mp3
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