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

By Richard Bailey

A. S. Neill was once the most recognized tuition instructor of the 20th century. His university, Summerhill, based in 1921, attracted admiration and feedback from world wide, and have become a logo of radical tuition reform and child-centred schooling. Neill claimed that he was once a realistic guy, yet this booklet unearths that Summerhill expresses a finished and particular set of principles. even if he desired to be or now not, Neill was once a major academic philosopher with a strong impression on present academic techniques and philosophy.

A. S. Neill is the 1st booklet to check this philosophy of schooling intimately. It starts via exhibiting how Neill's attention-grabbing lifestyles tale offers clues to the beginning of his rules, and why they mattered loads to him. It is going directly to discover the most issues of his philosophy, exhibiting how they relate to the paintings of alternative nice academic thinkers, and the way they're novel. It additionally discusses no matter if there are classes which may and will be discovered via different colleges from the unique, substitute 'free' tuition of Summerhill.

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