Lib Ed bulletin: New articles for September 2008

The Baumgarten children’s home. Siegfried Bernfeld
The Kinderheim Baumgarten was a jewish children’s home set up in Vienna after the first world war. Bernfeld’s  methods would still seem innovative if they were introduced today.

Address to the first european democratic education conference. Leonard Turton

No diplomas in architecture. Anuradha and Krishna, Thulir, Tamil Nadu
The Indian organisation, shikshantar, runs a campaign against academic qualifications. They have published many relevant stories. This is one of them.

My free school days. Akira Potter
Akira Potter has been a pupil at two free schools in japan, and at summerhill. He describes his experiences.

The limits of community: a libertarian view. Peter Higginson

Limitless and intersecting communities. James (bar) Bowen
A response to Peter Higginson’s article

Book review. The Dragonfly Pool, by Eva Ibbotson


Job advertisement. Carefree kids

Charity number 1111949
15 matcham road
London e11 3le
0208 555 5248

September 2008
Volunteers and training officer
Carefree kids is a registered charity, working mainly in the east london borough of waltham forest, seeking to promote the emotional well-being of local children and their families. We have been carrying out individual child-led play therapy in primary schools and other therapeutic services since 2004 and are well-established in the area.
We now seek a full-time staff member (or two part-timers / job sharers) whose main task will be to recruit, train and supervise volunteers and counselling/therapy trainees to carry out play therapy.  The officer will work alongside and on an equal basis with our overall co-ordinator. This is a new post.
Other training opportunities (e.g. With parents/carers, school staff, teenagers) are possible according to skills and interests.
We are a small, expanding, independent, non-bureaucratic organisation, committed to providing affordable, flexible services; also therapeutic training for adults who do not otherwise have the opportunity. You will have a background in counselling or therapy, with experience of volunteering.
Salary: £30,000 a year (part-timers / job sharers pro rata). The post is funded for three years.

Please see details about our work and this post at
Enquiries: 0208 555 5248
Closing date for applications: Friday 18 October
First interviews: Thursday 6 November

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