Two democratic schools - Israel vs Denmark

A democratic school runs by a system in which both students, teachers and staffs are equally involved in decision-making and routine-setting. In a democratic school, children decide what to learn, how to learn it and with whom they learn. Some democratic schools are designed for expeled students for they cannot cope with the "normal" education system. The first video below is an example of such, this democratic school in Israel has rooms from children whose talent is not in reading or writing. The second democratic school is in Denmark; children decide when to go to school and what to learn.

The idea of a democratic school is quite out-of-boundary in the sense of a regular school system, yet when you dig deeper, you see how it resembles the real world - where there is choas, there is also order.

1. A democratic school in Israel

2. A democratic school in Denmark