IDEC (International Democratic Education Conference)

The 2017 IDEC will be in Israel, from March 28 - April 3.

Website: www.idec2017.org

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APDEC (Asia Pacific Democratic Education Conference) August 1st to 5th 2017

The 2017 APDEC will be held in Tokyo

Website: www.apdec.org

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AERO Conference (Alternative Education Resource Organisation)

In New York between August the 2nd and 7th 2017
http://www.educationrevolution.org

 

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EUDEC Conference (European Democratic Education Community)

DATE CHANGED: In Paris on August 19th to 27th 2017.

www.eudec.org
   

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INTRODUCTION

My predecessor David Gribble and his wife Lynette were asked, at the Tokyo IDEC in 2000, to set up a network for democratic educators. At that time some of the newsletters had to be sent out by post, because not everyone who was interested had email. Now things have developed and we have mailing lists in several different languages (from the next edition again!), and a website, and it is time for another change. As David wrote, Peter Foti is the man who is going to take it on. We have talked a lot together about democratic education, and he is enthusiastic and energetic. I am sure IDEN will flourish in his hands.

Some words about myself:
I am Hungarian and I live with my family in Austria, have a son who attends the SchülerInnenschule in Vienna. (He visited Summerhill and Sands School for longer times too.)
Some fifteen years ago I read A.S. Neill’s book about Summerhill which made me rethink my views about education. Further reading led me to W.B. Curry, writer and practitioner of democratic education and headmaster of Dartington Hall School – I believe his ideas are closest to my own.
As a result of my reading I began to promote the ideas of democratic education in Hungary and 2011, with my friends, I founded the Hungarian branch of EUDEC. (www.demokratikusneveles.hu) I am proud to say, that now democratic schools exist in Hungary (www.horizontiskola.hu, http://www.kag.hu/ ), and I hope that this worldwide movement will result in more and more schools moving in our direction.

Forthcoming Events

THE INTERNATIONAL DEMOCRATIC EDUCATION CONFERENCE
IDEC 2017 will take place in Hadera, Israel from the 28th March to the 3rd April 2017.
Optional tours to democratic and innovative schools will take place on the 28th and 29th of March. The four day conference starts on the 30th. ( www.idec2017.org)

IDEC 2018 The 2018 IDEC will be held in India in conjunction with APDEC

EUROPEAN DEMOCRATIC EDUCATION COMMUNITY EUDEC 2017 Conference
will be held in Paris on August 12th to 20th     (www.eudec.org)
    
Here is the link to register : http://www.eudec.fr/eudec-conference-paris-2017

ASIA-PACIFIC DEMOCRATIC EDUCATION COMMUNITY APDEC 2017
will be held in Tokyo and will run from 1st-5th August.  ( http://apdec.org/ )     

ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION RESOURCE ORGANISATION AERO 2017 CONFERENCE
will be held in New York between August the 2nd and 7th (www.liu.edu/Post.aspx)
http://www.educationrevolution.org

   
NEWS

David Gribble's book Lifelines has just been translated into German, by Lotte Kreissler, published by the Austrian Mandelbaumverlag/Reihe Kritik und Utopie
http://www.mandelbaum.at/books/806/7695

WHO WE ARE

IDEN stands for International Democratic Education Network. The site offers lists of democratic schools, educational organisations and interested individuals around the world, with links to any relevant web sites, and up to date information about the IDECs (International Democratic Education Conferences) that take place in different continents each year. www.idenetwork.org

JOIN our database and find people, organisations, and schools! (http://www.idenetwork.org/index.php/directory/list-view/entry/add)

JOIN our Newsletter at www.idenetwork.org

SEND notifications of any forthcoming events, or any short (or long) reports on conferences you have attended so we can publish them in our next newsletter, expected in February 2017.

Peter Foti

Contact details

Peter Foti
Veltlinerstrasse 1/30
Guntramsdorf
2353 Austria

Email: peter.foti@idenetwork.org
Website: www.idenetwork.org/

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