Reevo is a project launched in 2013 in Buenos Aires. It intends to build a virtual platform for diffusion, viewing, meeting, connecting and collective acting of educative experiences, organizations and people around the world. Its first step has been to set up a website with a world map of alternatives ( http://map.reevo.org/?l=en_US ). Their definition of 'alternative' includes education described as progressive, active, free, libertarian, democratic, holistic, popular or open, as well as homeschooling, p2p learning, self-directed learning and unschooling. The map already shows over 300 entries and gives links to them. Anyone can visit the Reevo site and add to the map:
Reevo describes it as follows:
'This is a collective map, designed for people to add information about alternative schools or projects on their own, in order to share what they are doing, where and invite other to know/learn about their experience. The invitation would be for any project representative to enter the site ( http://map.reevo.org/?l=en_US ) and add the information of their school on the map, filling a very simple form. If you click on "Add a point to the map" you will see this form.
This map is not about "representation' or 'membership' at all. It's about getting to know each other, build collaboratively a space to learn/share educative alternatives. This would be helpful for parents and teachers that are seeking for alternative approaches, and also for the alternatives that want to start thinking about collective actions.'
AERO (the Alternative Education Resource Organisation in the USA, aka Education Revolution) is also producing a world map, this one of specifically democratic education. The list is impressive but the map is not yet filled in (December 10). It can be found at http://www.educationrevolution.org/store/findaschool/democraticschools/?utm_source=12%2F8&utm_campaign=12%2F8%2F2013&utm_medium=socialshare
The Phoenix Education Trust is setting up a map to represent democratic education in the UK. ( http://www.democraticeducation.co.uk/ ) Rachel Roberts writes:
'It is not surprising that in the 21st century schools and organisations practise elements of democratic education to greater and lesser degrees. Teachers implement democratic activities in the classroom where they can and trainee teachers aspire to do this when their time comes. Other supportive and interested individuals research, write and contribute to democratic education in a multitude of ways. Many parents seek a more democratic form of education for their children and don't know where to turn and groups are in the process of founding democratic schools or learning environments. The Phoenix Education Trust sees that there is a lot of good practice in the UK. It is also apparent that there is not much awareness about this within the mainstream. Even people involved in democratic education do not necessarily know about each other.
That is why the Phoenix Education Trust has launched the UK Democratic Education Directory to map this activity and connect all these people. As it is an interactive website people can place themselves on it and the Trust are working to populate this map with the hope of developing a network and becoming a powerful illustration of the thirst for democratic education within the UK.'