• Helen E Lees Newman University
Keywords: Educational alternatives, progressive education, alternative education, difference, educational theory, educational philosophy, home education, education policy


It strikes me that universities are very interesting places. If one enters into the heart, mind and spirit of a university it is possible to see so much about how knowledge interacts with people; how it makes societies what they are. Universities have huge responsibility and are special creatures.

I like universities which are honest. I also like education which is honest. I like knowledge which comes of a project—be it a university project or an online journal project or the project that a conversation or a glance across a room might be—made in community where everyone is respectful, forgiving, understanding, thoughtful, open, transparent, brave, kind, curious. Good qualities in people in projects make for good knowledge. Luckily Other Education is a good project and in and with it...