Meeting Jerry Mintz, an international representative of the democratic and alternative educational movement
Date: May 26, 2012, 9-11 am
Venue: KIRALY 102, 1068 Budapest, Király u 102, 1st floor 1. (tranzit. hu)
Jerry Mintz for 30 years, has been dedicated to the alternatives of the regular schoolsystem, he himself founded several alternative schools as well as the Alternative Education Resource Organisation (AERO). Mintz emphasizes among others, the importance of involving the participants in the educational process.
In the schools he founded, student governments have a real function – which cannot be compared to ordinary students organisations –, these syndicates have students majority and a tangible role in the decisions making processes concerning the educational program.
Jerry Mintz is invited to Hungary by Demokratikus Nevelésért és Tanulásért Közhasznú Egyesület (the Association for Democratic Education and Learning) to hold a lecture-series.
Photo: Kids playing ping pong at the Jewish Educational Center Annex. St. Paul, Minnesota. 1940.
Courtesy Steinfeldt Photography Collection of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest.