Posted on Oct 25, 2009 - 07:50 PM by Shawn Strader in Op-EducationHello, and welcome to Op-Education. I am delighted to have you as a reader. My name is Shawn Gaillard, and it seems like I will be blogging pretty regularly for IDEA. I must say that I am truly excited!
Posted on Apr 07, 2010 - 01:52 PM by Melia Dicker in The LandscapeOnce per year, democratic educators from all over the world gather for the International Democratic Education Conference, or IDEC (gotta love all the acronyms). The conference, which Yaacov Hecht started in Israel in 1993, switches continents every year. IDEC 2008 in Vancouver, B.C., brought together a group of educators that became the founding team of IDEA -- Dana Bennis, Jonah Canner, Scott Nine, and myself (among others) -- and we've all come to Tel Aviv, Israel, for IDEC 2010. The Institute for Democratic Education, the Israeli organization that is a model for IDEA, and the Kibbutzim College of Education are cohosting on the college's campus from April 6 through the 13th.