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Neill of Summerhill: The Permanent Rebel
by Jonathan Croall (Goodreads Author)
Biography of the pinoeer educator & philosopher Alexander Sutherland Neill, [1883-1973] who in 1921 had opened his groundbreaking & controversial boarding school Summerhill. Neill believed that children would be best served educationally with complete freedom - thus attending lessons was not compulsory & pupils were consulted, on equal terms with the teachers, ...more
Hardcover, 1st, 448 pages
Published 1983 by Routledge & Kegan Paul
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I was taken by A.S. Neill's educational philosophy back when I was in college. I was quite the idealist in those days. Eventually I incorporated many of his ideas into my own teaching. This book was a review and history of his life and his school; it filled in may gaps for me as I follwed his career and his thinking.