Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Student-Run School?

The Kin School in Russia completely redefines the word “education”. Inspired by the Ringing Cedars Series, that also inspired a massive movement in earth consciousness, this is a model school for the future, established in Russia under the guidance of Mikhail Petrovich Shchetinin. Its students come from more than 40 different nationalities. With this new innovative education approach, students are able to cover the full school curriculum in just a few years, and often earn one or more academic degrees by the time they are 15-17. Ethnic traditions are preserved and fused via folklore, song and dances of various nationalities, giving children of different backgrounds, cultures and religion the opportunity of gaining a deeper understanding of each other. Here the children have designed, built, and decorated their entire school campus, they cook their own meals, do the administrative work and write their own textbooks. The school promotes high moral standards, mutual assistance and support, allowing children and adults to practically build a bright future together.
We concede that this might seem a bit extreme, but we think the outcome is quite amazing.

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