Monday, July 7, 2014

Flicker: Stanford Business School free course - "Scaling Up Your Venture Without Screwing Up," Homeschooling as emerging from hippies?, Cultures give shape to organizations, e.g. Quakers have created many Friendly schools and colleges, "New Age Journal" web site, and the "New Age Explorations" wiki subject page at WUaS

Dear Universitians,

I'm excited about this free upcoming online Stanford Graduate School of Business course beginning September 8 for MIT OCW-centric World University and School:

"Scaling Up Your Venture Without Screwing Up" -

Let me know if you're planning to take it as well so that we might collaborate.



Two other Universitians on WUaS's sporadic email list I emailed got back to me and are also planning to take this course.


In talking to some Anthroposophical friends (which thinking emerges from Rudolf Steiner's writings) at the Institute for American Studies at Concord, MA (aka Concordium, with its "Village University"} which draws on New England Transcendentalism, we recently were wondering what schools or organizations hippies gave rise to, in the way that cultures (or countercultures also) give shape to institutions or organizations. The three people with whom I was talking about this all had been around in the 1960s and '70s, I'd think, but now are active somewhat in anthroposophical circles, and are also involved with "emergences" from New England Transcendentalism; Concordium's Village University is another school emergent from a culture, if you will.

For example, Quakers have created many Friendly schools and colleges through their 350 year history, and Anthroposophists have created Waldorf schools and the Camp Hill movement, which partly offers learning for people with disabilities. At the time we couldn't think of any schools that hippies gave form to.

In thinking further about this, it seems that the homeschooling movement emerges with and from hippies and alternative movements of the 1960s and '70s. I was very much aware of 'homeschooling' as an alternative approach to education in the early '80s when a student at Reed College, and when the public schools could be seen by some parents to be failing their children as students. And homeschooling is also, interestingly, in the light of the information age, or 'internetity,' a distributed form of education, where learning occurs in the potentially nurturing and caring environment of the home.

Here are some resources about "Home Schooling" from the internet recently, and which I've added to WUaS's education page.


Homeschooling history




Education -


And on the "New Age"

New Age Journal -

"New Age Explorations" wiki subject page at WUaS -


What "cultures" are informing WUaS, which is like Wikipedia with MIT OCW?

Besides, Wikipedia's and MIT OCW's, and Stanford's ...

and HYP's, other Ivy Leagues', Oxbridge's, MIT itself ... etc. ... so great universities' ... and Reed College's ... and Swarthmore and Haverford Colleges (Quaker colleges) ...

Hippie thinking, yes, and Ffriendly thinking, too (both nontheistically fFriendly, as well as Quakerly), as well as musical cultures ... and music making cultures ... and musical improvising ones ... the Grateful Dead, Raga, J.S. Bach, classic rock and roll ... and great music with jamming



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