(1) JCS aims to record the memories of people who knew John Corlette. The purpose is to capture the spirit of his vision (because JC did not write widely about his methods) and share the materials with everyone on the planet.
(2) JCS aims to make copies of its recordings and seek copies of papers (where appropriate) and of past meetings that highlight the spirit of JC's vision. Distribution can be privately, person to person, or by posting information on this website.
(3) JCS is a forum where people can discuss and advocate for JC's principles of education.
(1) Anyone who has written at least 50 words about the JC speech (given in July 1973) will be invited to become a member of the John Corlette Society. Everyone on the planet is encouraged to read the speech and write a summary to show a measure of support for JC's vision.
To receive the infrequent "JCS E-Newsletter," send your electronic address to JohnCorlette@gmail.com. Past issues of the newsletter are posted on this site.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If the measure of support is negative, or if the applicant denies the relevance of JC's principles in today's society, the person will still be invited to join the JC Society.
Let's avoid "groupthink" and encourage people who have criticisms of JC's methods to speak up. All are invited to complete the exercise written by David Rhodes > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
It is only through people who knew JC that we can know the person and additional procedures. Perhaps by digging into the archives, we can unveil some forgotten principles.
Meditations (the 1989 book, issued on the 40th anniversary of the school)
Recollections posted on myaiglon.com
Recollections printed in school publications (such as Eagle News) and other papers currently in the archives of Aiglon College
Videos that appear on youtube.com/myaiglon
Description of Presentations
The Certificate of Recognition program
"Let's Talk about JC"
27-29 May 2011 -- Veni Vidi Roma
Organized by Sandro Corsini, this three-day event could include a "roundtable" or "panel talk" about what the speakers remember about JC. ++
Let's Talk about JC" Conference in June 2012 in Santa Barbara (location and dates to be determined)++
"Let's Talk About JC" Conference in September 2013 in Fort Lauderdale (location and dates to be determined)++
++ = Volunteers are needed to help with organization and implementation.
Other Schools that point to JC as an influence
1) Cofradiaschool.com (Honduras) Operated by Ben Udy, the first alumnus to operate a school. His school incorporates the vision of JC, namely "development of that part of each one of us which, with training, is capable of a vision or direct apprehension of the purpose of life."
2) Qualified By Experience (England)
Videos of the school youtube.com/qbeschool
Key Video <<< sailing
Return to JohnCorlette.com home page
<<< this fellow
signed a document in Pennsylvania that ended with the following sentence:
Forget the rest, Villars is the best...
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This is not an official website of Aiglon. Go to Aiglon.ch
You can read about JC by going to the Aiglon.ch website
Guiding Principles (on Aiglon.ch)
Conversations With JC (a book project)
WRITINGS BOOK PROJECT click for details
(update on 11 December 2010)
The JC Society aims to compile a collection of all commonly-available writings by John Corlette that are known to exist. You can see the current best effort at:
1) JUST THE TEXT (as of 1 December 2010)
if you print it out, you can cut the margins down to a book that is 77 pages long, measuring 6" by 8"
about 15 cm by 20 cm
2) A4 format with photos (planned)
3) U.S. Format (8.5 x 11) with photos (planned)
Rules youtube.com/watch?v=TZIPUzixh7A part 1
Responses to the EXERCISE
The goal is to define the essence of the Corlette system and invite the next generation to learn about the man and his methods.
JOHN CORLETTE LEGACY"
Imagine you had never heard of or knew John Corlette. Imagine, also, that your memories of your student days have been wiped out, except for the barest details like the Swiss village Chesières, the O/A level exams, camping in the mountains, etc. Let's assume, then, that you have no EMOTIONAL recollection of the educational value of your time in Chesières, whether it was a rewarding time in your life or not - all those things which loyal alumni feel so strongly when they reminisce.
What's the point of this exercise? Well, you have in your possession a copy of John Corlette's 1973 graduation address in which he sets out the goals of his educational philosophy. It's the longest document produced by JC and it can give us insight into what he was trying to do in setting up his school. You are not allowed to rely on your memories of the man himself because they have been erased. You read this document with a detached, analytical eye. You are looking for those educational insights that strike you as deeply valuable and relevant to today's young people, in particular for your own children, godchildren or friends' children. Try to keep your sentiments and feelings out of it.
You are allowed to choose only two insights from this document that strike you as the most important for today's world. Step 1: Re-draft them in your own words, in a way that makes them sound less archaic and more in line with today's jargon. Step 2: Explain your reasons for your choice of these two insights.
You are now allowed to re-connect with your emotions about the school. They come flooding back, as if you're recovering from a bout of emotional amnesia. Read again your choice of the two most important principles and the way you re-stated them in modern terms. Are you still happy with your choice, in light of your vivid emotional memories? And finally, ask yourself whether your feelings about the value of your education and your choice of the two most important JC principles are the feelings of (a) the young person you were when you were sent away to a Swiss boarding school, or (b) the feelings of the older, more mature person you have now become, or both. When you you done all this and you're completely happy with your response, please send it to JohnCorlette@gmail.com and David Rhodes email@example.com.
(If you didn't attend the school before 1977, you can still read the speech, complete steps 1 and 2 and email the result.)
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See the responses to the Exercise
Send us your answer and your response will be placed here with other responses gathered from other members of the JCS.
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