de appeltuin (belgium) - 1980
de appeltuin - founded by parents, kindergarden and primary school teachers in the middle '70 of the 20th century.
Together with other schools, de Appeltuin launched an independent network of schools. Today, this network counts, between schools with other pedagogical models, about 80 primary schools based on constructivist Freinet (or modern school movement) pedagogy.
At the start, the school staff worked with AKO WERP (aktiegroep kritisch onderwijs - werkgroep revolutionaire pedagogiek), École Populaire, FBN (Freinetbeweging Nederland) and Fernand Oury (Pédagogie Institutionelle)
Meanwhile the school that maintains its proper pedagogical model, is integrated in the regional network GO! Gemeenschapsonderwijs