This is the time to move from a factory, controlled model of education, to a healthy living system model: the Integral Education Ecosystem!
Including: Unschooling, Experiential Education, Contemplative Education, some forms of Homeschooling, Montessori, Waldorf, Outdoor Education, some forms of Community Schools, Democratic Education, Open Schools, Sudbury, Holistic Education, Expeditionary Learning, Strengths-based Occupational Therapy, Farm Schools, some forms of Individualized Education, and so much more!
The common thread is Learner-directed Learning, that is that the learning is directed by the learner, not by the school, district, government, church, or even a well-intentioned authority figure.
This is an ecosystem because it's a healthy living system of options, engaging interdependently. It is Integral because it supports developmentally appropriate environments that honor learners as whole beings.
Instead of heirarchy, there is holarchy. Instead of command and control, there is empowerment, partnership, and interdependence.
Alternative educators, parents, teachers, leading-edge visionaires, students, artists, writers, activists, creators, ponderers, wanderers, playful-ones and serious-ones. This is YOUR Integral Education Ecosystem!