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Books about Sudbury Education

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Introductions to the Sudbury Philosophy
How do Sudbury Schools work? For over thirty years, founders, staff, students and parents have written about this exhilarating new way of schooling children. The best articles on the concepts and experiences that make up a Sudbury School have been collected in two volumes which together provide an excellent introduction to this model of education.
It is good to start with The Sudbury Valley School Experience
3rd ed., 1992, 234 pp., $10.
ReflectionsIf you are interested in digging a little deeper, pick up Reflections on the Sudbury School Concept
1998, 353 pp., $15.

The Sudbury Environment
What's it like at Sudbury Valley? Our best-selling description of the school is bursting with the excitement of life at Sudbury Valley. Free at Last is also chock-full of stories that illustrate the many unique features of this highly original model.
Free at LastFree at Last
Daniel Greenberg. Photographs by Michael Greenberg, Denise Geddes, Carol Palmer and Andy Brilliant.
2rd ed., 1995, 184 pp., $10.
Kingdom of ChildhoodKingdom of Childhood
Mimsy Sadofsky and Daniel Greenberg, editors, from interviews by Hanna Greenberg.
What do students say about life at Sudbury Valley? Here is a remarkable series of vivid personal recollections of school, as told by former students. Drawn from reflective interviews, each account presents a picture of school days from the unique perspective of a student, telling what they did, and how they felt about their Sudbury Valley School experience.
1994, 413pp, $15

What We Have Learned
What do we know now that we didn't know when we started? To celebrate the Sudbury Valley School's 30th anniversary, a series of six talks was presented showing how the people who struggled to implement this new educational model deepened their understanding of topics such as play, conversation, and democracy. The talks were collected in this wonderful book, which packs a big punch in a little volume. Particularly valuable for parents considering Sudbury education for their children.
Free at LastA Clearer View: New Insights into the Sudbury School Model
Daniel Greenberg.
2000, 138pp., $10

What Becomes of Students
What becomes of students who attended Sudbury Valley as they pursue their lives as adults? This book explores the lives of former students who spent their formative years at the school. It examines in depth their values, their character, and their careers, drawing extensively on their own words. A unique contribution to the literature that evaluates schools and educational philosophies.
The Pursuit of Happiness: The Lives of Sudbury Valley Alumni
Daniel Greenberg, Mimsy Sadofsky and Jason Lempka.

Information Age Schools
How does the prevailing system of schooling in America measure up to modern day requirements? A collection of essays addresses this question from various angles. They were first published in The MetroWest Daily News, the most widely read newspaper in the suburban Boston area.
Pursuit of HappinessEducation in America: A View from Sudbury Valley
Daniel Greenberg.
1992, 230 pp., $10

Starting a School
Are you thinking of starting a school? We have published a basic introduction to a complex process. It analyzes the various steps that founding groups have taken to get their schools off the ground and allow them to thrive in the early years. Included are dozens of stories describing triumphs and pitfalls encountered along the way.
Starting a Sudbury School: A Summary of the Experiences of 15 Start-up Groups
Daniel Greenberg and Mimsy Sadofsky.
1998, 230pp., $15
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