I’m on an exploration at the moment, well, I have been for a number of years, but it is only now that I feel I can start taking action on some of the things that have been lurking inside of me.

I feel the need to start something better than what exists, partially for local to me home education people, but also something as a permanent and visible alternative to mainstream schooling.

I often edge towards the democratic education approach of things, there are so many positives to take from it, but then when I start researching the practicalities I become less enthusiastic.

I do love the idea of democratic education, but when I start looking into the practicalities then I start to feel uncomfortable.  This is really more down to the person that I am, over anything specifically wrong with democratic schools.

I also think, that as I’ve studied and built communities for the past 15 years, I feel there are a different ways to approach it too.  The humanity, heart and soul of the people is what is so important when it comes to building a community.

I’ll continue learning about democratic education and I think use ideas that I feel I will identify best with.

I’ve created a page where I will be taking notes as I go along - Exploring Democratic Education.