I thought this sounded interesting and that the Forest School incorporates some of the elements discussed at this forum topic. I came across it while searching for the book series "The Ringing Cedars" which I believe is non fiction and intend reading them all at some point.
About The Forest SchoolRevealed in "Space of Love" Book 3
Revealed to the West for the first time in "Space of Love" - Book 3 of the Ringing Cedars Series, for three decades now a Russian visionary Mikhail Schetinin has been shattering both mainstream and ‘alternative' views on education, while creating humanity's new future.
At this School, the children have designed, built, and decorated their own campus. They cover the entire high-school curriculum in one year and get official Master's degrees by the time they are seventeen. They cook their meals, do administrative work, and write their own textbooks.
They contemplate the meaning of the Universe and swim in mountain streams. They dance, draw, sing, and pick strawberries in the surrounding fields. They can shoot from an automatic rifle and fight on swords. They master ancient folk crafts by awakening their ancestral memory.
The girls choose not to wear miniskirts, make-up, or flashy jewelry. They have no interest in the TV or video games. They do not prepare themselves for ‘life' — they live every moment they breathe.
They do it all with a mission to reclaim our true essence and to bring back to planet Earth the era of awareness and peace.
You can read about the School in Book 3 - and watch the DVD, available here in our store. In this extraordinarilly potent 30 minute video - the images and words of these children will move you to tears, touch the very core of your being and fill you with tremendous inspiration - as you witness the enormous creative power revealed – that is within every human being.