This video describes the changes experienced by the Nicolet School during 1970 to 1973 when the administration was required to follow new pedagogical directives based on supporting students’ freedom of choice. A high drop-out rate and lack of discipline was the catalyst for change. Students were asked to establish new rules for themselves, and were free to choose their own classes and teachers. The results were positive: lower absenteeism, teachers more actively involved in school life, an increase in the Education Ministry’s test results, and a greater number of students opting for professional careers. There are 6 companion videos on related subjects that complete this series.
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