Vortex Lancaster : education for explorers
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Leif Smith
303-778-0880
Explorers Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 9100
Denver, CO 80209
USA
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explorersfoundation.org/lancaster.html — vortex: conversation, research, investment — new or changed 🔹
 
This vortex is about education for explorers, with an emphasis on private, market-based, entrepreneur-driven education because that's where most of the needed innovation occurs.
 
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Recent additions to this vortex
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Academy of Thought and Industry
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Articles and lectures from James G. Martin Center
 
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The Lancaster System (thanks to Mark Frazier for an article by John Chodes)
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“Lancaster System: An Alternative To Public Schools •••, by John Chodes
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The British System of Education ••• — the book by Joseph Lancaster, 1812
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Constitution Society archive of original materials on Lancaster’s Monitorial System •••
 
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The vision of Michael Strong. “The Purpose of Education Is Happiness and Well-Being for All” •••, 2012 — This year, 2018, Michael has created three new schools, one in each of these cities: Austin, San Francisco, and New York. These schools are in strong alignment with the intent of Explorers Foundation: Academy of Thought and Industry ••• vSocrates
 
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🔹 The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal •••
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🔹 “Preserving the Values of a Free Society in Higher Education” ••• a lecture by Roger Ream ••• at the James G. Martin Center’s ••• annual policy banquet 24 Oct 2018.
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🔹 “Reviving Trust in Higher Education, One Innovative College at a Time” ••• by Shannon Watkins ••• James G. Martin Center, 29 Oct 2018.
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🔹 “Great Books Are Key for a Unified Education” ••• by Shannon Watkins ••• James G. Martin Center, 29 Oct 2018.
 
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The Lancaster System, a study by Horizon Lanka Academy, an Openworld ••• project
Research on Updating Joseph Lancaster’s Monitorial System of Education
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Senior Students of Horizon Lanka Academy Radhika Nilupulee Rajapaksha
Ranuka Udayanga
Krishanthi Priyadarshani
Teacher in Charge: K. A. Ranjith Pushpakumara
Mahavilachchiya
Sri Lanka
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Khabele Strong Incubator ••• (founded as Bronze Doors Academy) — Austin, Texas
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The Teenage Liberation Handbook: how to quit school and get a real life and education •••, by Grace Llewellyn
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Not Back to School Camp ••• — a project of Grace Llewellyn •••, author of The Teenage Liberation Handbook ••• (Amazon)
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Virtual School •••, a Brad Cox (creator of Objective-C) website
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"Organizations are like fish with people as their cells. They evolved to thrive in the ocean, the high-viscosity world of the industrial age. These fish must now change into fowl to thrive in the zero-viscosity world of the information age, a new world in which space and time have collapsed to a dot. Most of them won't make it, for evolution doesn't work that way." —Brad Cox, Superdistribution: Objects as Property on the Electronic Frontier •••
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Brad Cox created Objective-C, the computer language that makes the heart of Mac OS X. This notebook owes its existence to Objective-C (named for Ayn Rand) first, as employed by Jason Adams and the programmers at Circus Ponies , and now by OmniGroup, makers of OmniOutliner.
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Brad links to F.A. Hayek’s lecture, “Economics and Knowledge” ••• (1936 and still important).
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Presidential address delivered before the London Economic Club; November 10 1936;
Reprinted from Economica IV (new ser., 1937), 33-54.
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Ron Gross — books, friend of Socrates, lectures, resources for independent scholarship, peak learning
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The Independent Scholar’s Handbook x.com
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The Lifelong Learner x.com
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Socrates' Way, by Ron Gross ••• (an interview with Ron Gross by Vern Burkhardt, on ideaconnection.
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Complete book list of books by Ron Gross, on LibraryThing •••
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John Taylor Gatto, Challenging the Myths of Modern Schooling •••
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“State Subsidy to Private Schools: A Case History of Destruction •••”, John Chodes
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Matt Hern, De-Schooling, ending compulsory schooling — why we should get rid of compulsory state schooling. —thanks to Shannon Ewing for this -ls
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Matt Hern, Deschooling Our Lives •••
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Charles D. Frohman, in a FLOW list, responding to Shannon Ewing, June 13, 2009, wrote:
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Hern's "Deschooling Reader" is a great collection of essays, including one by Tolstoy which shows how old the fight is between the centralizers and innovators in education.  My favorite alternative education theorist so far, though, is John Taylor Gatto, a former New York State Teacher of the Year who quit because he "didn't want to hurt his kids anymore".   His ideal curriculum is called "guerilla curriculum", or "open source learning", in which he does a bio on the student, with the help of the kid and the parents/guardians.  The child plans what he or she wants to learn and an agreement is signed in secret with the parent, to get buy—in.  Kids are encouraged to skip school if that's what's needed for their research.
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Assisting Entrepreneurial Schools ••• — a project of Openworld, Inc. •••
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The Assisting Entrepreneurial Schools ••• web site has been prepared by Openworld as resource for communities to explore new market—sensitive learning initiatives.  It intends to offer a forum for peer-to-peer exchanges by learning entrepreneurs and thought leaders.
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Enterprising Education: Doing Away with the Public School System — Mises Institute
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Association for Private Enterprise Education (APEE)
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“APEE’s Mission: Revealing the Invisible Hand Through Education”
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“The Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE) is an association of teachers and scholars from colleges and universities, public policy institutes, and industry with a common interest in studying and supporting the system of private enterprise. APEE hosts an annual conference for members to share their scholarly findings and offers a number of awards to recognize individuals who have contributed to the cause of private enterprise. Support for young scholars is often available to attend the annual conference. The association sponsors the Journal of Private Enterprise so scholars may share their research with the wider academic community.”
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Sir Ken Robinson: "Does Education Kill Creativity?" ••• — a TED video (20 minutes)
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Glyphs
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206 School Choice Weekly — The Heartland Institute
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137 The Teenage Liberation Handbook, by Grace Llewellyn — how to quit school and get a real life and education
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002 Socrates' Way, by Ronald Gross — seven master keys to using your mind to the utmost
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363 Education for Explorers, the Socratic Strategy — the work of Ronald Gross
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426 Does Education Kill Creativity? — a TED video by Sir Ken Robinson
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460 Work Hard. Be Nice., by Jay Matthews — How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America
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Investments made by Explorers Foundation in this vortex:
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Openworld, Inc. (Mark Frazier, Shannon Ewing, Soleman Idd)
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Learning Empowers Uganda (Henry Okiria)
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Horizon Lanka Foundation (Nandasiri Waninnayaka, "Wanni")
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Project Ijtihad (Irshad Manji)
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Windward Foundation (Walt Patrick)
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Youth Arts Collective (Meg Biddle, Marcia Perry) [link]
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Not Back to School Camp (Grace Llewellyn)
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Ronald Gross, (author of "Socrates Way")
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FLOW (Michael Strong, John Mackey)
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Participants
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Mark Frazier, Shannon Ewing, Leif Smith, Michael Strong, Duane Knight, Grace Llewellyn, Ron Gross
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