Democratic School of Hadera

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Democratic School of Hadera
Location

Coordinates32°25′17.35″N 34°55′21.58″E / 32.4214861°N 34.9226611°E / 32.4214861; 34.9226611
Information
Established1987
GenderCoeducational
Age range4–18
Enrolment400
Website

The Democratic School of Hadera is a democratic school in Hadera, Israel. It was founded in 1987[1][2] by Yaacov Hecht. With around 400[3] students aged four to eighteen, it is the largest of the twenty-six[4] Israeli democratic schools.

The school is governed by a weekly school parliament in which all students, teachers, parents and alumni have an equal vote. However, few parents and alumni participate in parliament meetings.

Students are free to decide if they want to attend classes or spend their time on other activities such as music, sports, art, computers, reading, talking, socializing, or doing nothing at all.

In 1993 the first International Democratic Education Conference (IDEC) was held at the Democratic School of Hadera. In years 1996 and 2017 it was held again at that school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yaacov Hecht, Democratic Education - A beginning of a story, 2011, ISBN 9780974525297, p. 324.
  2. ^ Die Kinder von Givat Olga Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  3. ^ "History and Vision". Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  4. ^ Uriel Kashi (2008). "Demokratiebildung in Israel – Geschichte und aktuelle Ansätze" (PDF). Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future. p. 36. Retrieved April 23, 2019.

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