Daniel Greenberg (educator)

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Daniel A. Greenberg (born c. 1934), one of the founders of the Sudbury Valley School, has published several books on the Sudbury model of school organization,[1] and has been described by Sudbury Valley School trustee Peter Gray as the "principal philosopher" among its founders.[2] He is a former physics professor at Columbia University, and is described by Lois Holzman as the school's "chief 'philosophical writer'".[3]


  • 1964, Anaxagoras and the Birth of Physics with Daniel E. Gershenson, OCLC 899834
  • 1973, Announcing a New School: A Personal Account of the Beginnings of the Sudbury Valley School, ISBN 1-888947-11-X
  • 1974, Outline of a New Philosophy, ISBN 1-888947-17-9
  • 1987, Child Rearing, ISBN 1-888947-06-3
  • 1988, Early lessons : some recollections of my youth and what it taught me, ISBN 1-888947-09-8
  • 1991, Free at Last: The Sudbury Valley School, ISBN 1-888947-00-4
  • 1992, The Sudbury Valley School Experience with Hanna Greenberg, Michael Greenberg, Laura Ransom, Mimsy Sadofsky and Alan White, ISBN 1-888947-01-2
  • 1992, Legacy of Trust, Life After the Sudbury Valley School Experience with Mimsy Sadofsky, ISBN 1-888947-04-7
  • 1992, A New Look at Schools, ISBN 1-888947-03-9
  • 1992, Education in America: A View from Sudbury Valley, ISBN 1-888947-07-1
  • 1994, Worlds in Creation, ISBN 1-888947-10-1
  • 1994, Kingdom of Childhood, Growing Up At Sudbury Valley School with Mimsy Sadofsky and Hanna Greenberg, ISBN 1-888-94702-0
  • 1995, Sudbury Valley School Handbook, ISBN 1-888947-14-4
  • 1998, Starting a Sudbury School: A Summary of the Experiences of Fifteen Start-Up Groups with Mimsy Sadofsky, ISBN 1-888947-19-5
  • 1999, Reflections on the Sudbury School Concept with Mimsy Sadofsky, ISBN 1-888947-20-9
  • 2000, A Clearer View: New Insights into the Sudbury School Model, ISBN 1-888947-22-5
  • 2004, The Pursuit of Happiness: The Lives of Sudbury Valley Alumni with Mimsy Sadofsky and Jason Lempka, ISBN 1-888947-25-X
  • 2008, Turning Learning Right Side Up: Putting Education Back on Track with Russell L. Ackoff, ISBN 0-13-234649-4.
  • 2016, A Place to Grow: The Culture of Sudbury Valley School, ISBN 1-888947-26-8.
  • 1994, "Democratic to the Core: Life in Sudbury Valley School", in The Handbook of Alternative Education.[4]
  • 1991, Learning without coercion: Sudbury Valley School in Mothering, 58, pp. 102–105.
  • 1985-1992, regular column in the Middlesex News on education in America.[5]


  1. ^ Marano, Hara Estroff (2008). A Nation of Wimps: The High Cost of Invasive Parenting. Random House. p. 232. ISBN 0-7679-2403-7.
  2. ^ Gray, Peter and David Chanoff (February 1986). "Democratic Schooling: What Happens to Young People Who Have Charge of Their Own Education?". American Journal of Education. The University of Chicago Press. 94 (2): 182–213. JSTOR 1084948. The principal philosopher among the group of parents and others who founded SVS was Daniel Greenberg, a wide-ranging scholar who had previously taught physics and the history of science at Columbia University.
  3. ^ Holzman, Lois (1997). Schools for Growth: Radical Alternatives To Current Education Models. United Kingdom: Lawrence Erlbaum. p. 94. ISBN 0-8058-2357-3.
  4. ^ Jerry Mintz; Raymond Solomon (June 1994). The handbook of alternative education. Macmillan Pub. Co. pp. 363–365. ISBN 978-0-02-897303-6. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  5. ^ Compiled in Daniel Greenberg (1 January 1992). Education in America: A View from Sudbury Valley. The Sudbury Valley School. ISBN 978-1-888947-07-6. Retrieved 20 May 2013.

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