By Richard Bailey

ISBN-10: 1472504895

ISBN-13: 9781472504890

ISBN-10: 1847060870

ISBN-13: 9781847060877

A. S. Neill used to be the most well-known tuition instructor of the 20 th century. His institution, Summerhill, based in 1921, attracted admiration and feedback from world wide, and have become a symbol of radical university reform and child-centred schooling. Neill claimed that he used to be a realistic guy, yet this ebook unearths that Summerhill expresses a finished and specified set of rules. even if he desired to be or no longer, Neill used to be a tremendous academic philosopher with a robust effect on present academic techniques and philosophy.

A. S. Neill is the 1st e-book to check this philosophy of schooling intimately. It starts by way of exhibiting how Neill's attention-grabbing lifestyles tale supplies clues to the beginning of his rules, and why they mattered rather a lot to him. It is going directly to discover the most topics of his philosophy, exhibiting how they relate to the paintings of different nice academic thinkers, and the way they're novel. It additionally discusses even if there are classes that may and may be realized by means of different faculties from the unique, replacement 'free' university of Summerhill.

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