Special Issue Intro.: Free Alternative Schools in Germany

  • Robert Hamm Sligo School Project
Keywords: Educational alternatives, progressive education, alternative education, difference, educational theory, educational philosophy, home education, education policy

Abstract

This is the first special issue of Other Education. Its topical focus is on the Free Alternative Schools in Germany. Despite their often quite experimental character there is relatively little research done on or with the Free Alternative Schools (FAS), either in Germany, or elsewhere. When the topical focus for this special issue was decided, it was intended to raise awareness internationally of the existence of the Free Alternative Schools. Myself and the participants in this special issue consider that the history of FAS, their current practice and also the contradictions and tensions that are inherent in their existence, provide a rich field for educational research.

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Published
2015-07-31
Section
Editorial