A. S. Neill (Bloomsbury Library of Educational Thought) by Richard Bailey

By Richard Bailey

A. S. Neill was once the most recognized university instructor of the 20 th century. His university, Summerhill, based in 1921, attracted admiration and feedback from worldwide, and have become a symbol of radical university reform and child-centred schooling. Neill claimed that he used to be a pragmatic guy, yet this booklet finds that Summerhill expresses a finished and specific set of principles. even if he desired to be or no longer, Neill was once a massive academic philosopher with a robust impression on present academic methods and philosophy.

A. S. Neill is the 1st booklet to envision this philosophy of schooling intimately. It starts by way of exhibiting how Neill's interesting existence tale supplies clues to the starting place of his principles, and why they mattered loads to him. It is going directly to discover the most topics of his philosophy, displaying how they relate to the paintings of different nice academic thinkers, and the way they're novel. It additionally discusses no matter if there are classes which could and will be realized via different faculties from the unique, substitute 'free' tuition of Summerhill.

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