|Re: Ann: could we try a study group?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Anne R Tyler (tylerarunm.edu)|
|Date: Thu, 28 Nov 1996 17:37:47 -0600|
Excellent, excellent idea! Anne (Not the Ann of the message) __________________________________________________________________ Anne Tyler masters candidate in Community and Regional Planning University of New Mexico Albuquerque tylerar [at] unm.edu On Thu, 28 Nov 1996 Benjmsher [at] aol.com wrote: <snips> > As usual in cohousing discussions we can't get anywhere on a subject as > controversial as this one given the diversity of people in our subculture. > > We can't get to guidelines because of that diversity. It strikes at the > heart of the philosophy that cohousing welcomes any and all comers without > respect to the personal philosophies of participants. > > This value-neutral approach may also ultimately cause cohousing to fail as a > movement (or possibly to thrive if this value, of diversity, ends up being > more critical than other values). > > One way out of this fog perhaps is to have a study group within cohousing > communiites (that incidentally might include some folks who don't live in > cohousing) on parenting/child development. The study group would not take as > its primary task a specific problem such as child labor but rather strive for > assimilating a more comprehensive understanding of parenting/children in our > culture. > > Creating a study group would be a further enhancement on community sharing > beyond the mundane matters of feeding ourselves and taking care of our > physical surroundings.
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