Town and Country: Workgroup needs
Around the age of 6 or 7, children develop a great need to learn by doing, to make their mark on a community outside the home. If the setting is right, these needs lead children directly to basic skills and habits of learning.
Instead of building large public schools for children 7 to 12, set up tiny independent schools, one school at a time. Keep the school small, so that its overheads are low and a teacher-student ratio of 1:10 can be maintained. Locate it in the public part of the community, with a shopfront and three or four rooms.
Select High Order Pattern and
18 NETWORK OF LEARNING *
86 CHILDREN'S HOME *
Select Low Order Pattern and
60 ACCESSIBLE GREEN **
80 SELF-GOVERNING WORKSHOPS AND OFFICES **
95 BUILDING COMPLEX **
100 PEDESTRIAN STREET **
165 OPENING TO THE STREET *