Democracy in the Classroom

On democracy in the classroom:

Of course the approach to this idea with very young children would necessarily and naturally be very different from that used with older children. … One does not use the word itself …[ b]ut one builds up gradually a cooperative kind of living in the school – a living situation in which sharing is a major social practice.

—MABEL HAWKINS, LRSH teacher

In the photograph above, students help each other with their overalls at the end of the day, ca. 1940s