Skype interview with Jerry Mintz, Director of the Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO)
Helen E. Lees interviews Jerry Mintz, Director of the Alternative Education Resource Organization. She starts by asking the question of what are the most urgent problems facing alternative education. The discussion quickly becomes about the paradigms that separate traditional school systems and schooling alternatives. For Self-Directed Education advocates, this article highlights the need for addressing beliefs, and misconceptions, that follow learners and alternative school staff into Self-Directed spaces. There is a great deal of focus on how changing mindsets is necessary to promote student-directed learning. The article also gives some insight as to the alternatives being pursued around the globe, how alternative learning approaches are organizing themselves, and just general perspective into alternative education.
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