Updated 2024-02-05

Democratic School Manje

Manje is a democratic school founded in 2006 in Aichi, Japan.
Kyoko Imai founder
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(+81) 568-70-0399
Address: 1010-111 Mutsushi
City: Aichi
Postal Code: 481-0001
Country: Japan
Kitanagoya city is located north of Nagoya city


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SDE Optimizing Conditions

ASDE surveys all SDE communities/programs about how they provide, enhance, or align with each of the Six Optimizing Conditions for young people to succeed in SDE.  Survey answers:
  1. Responsibility – Access to education is everyone's right and also one's own responsibility.
  2. Youth Autonomy – How students use their time at school is all up to them except the time to do some things like clean-up that are agreed upon in the school meeting.
  3. Access to Tools and Technology – All students have access to anything that belongs to the school.
  4. Adult Allies – We have two staff members who understand our philosophy and there are some volunteers to help us too.
  5. Free Age Mixing – We welcome all ages from 5 to 11 to enter. There are a few chores allowed only for elder students but they were decided in the school meeting.
  6. Community – We have daily meetings every morning and meetings we call "Big Meeting" once a week. We decide everything in the meetings and all students and staff have the right to vote.

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