Summerhill School

Summerhill School

Author: Alexander Sutherland Neill

Publisher: St Martins Press

Published: 1993-01-01

Total Pages: 269

ISBN-13: 9780312088606

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A guide to experimental education, originally published in 1960 and expanded for the 1990s, features a discussion of how American education lags behind the rest of the world and what people can do to change that.


Summerhill

Summerhill

Author: Alexander Sutherland Neill

Publisher:

Published: 1990

Total Pages: 336

ISBN-13: 9780140135596

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Summerhill School

Summerhill School

Author: A. S. Neill

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Published: 1995-09-15

Total Pages: 302

ISBN-13: 9780312141370

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Originally published in 1960, Summerhill became an instant bestseller and a classic volume of education for an entire generation. Now, this thoroughly expanded and revised version of the original Summerhill reinstates the revolutionary "free school" traditions begun by Summerhill's founder A.S. Neill. As American education lags behind the rest of the world, this new edition is more timely than ever. The children of today face struggles far greater than any previous generation and we, as parents and teachers, must teach them now to make choices for themselves and to learn from the outcome of their decisions. This classic work yet again invites a new view of childhood and presents an essential treatise that challenges us to rethink our approach to education.


On the Side of the Child

On the Side of the Child

Author: William Ayers

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Published: 2003

Total Pages: 149

ISBN-13: 0807775347

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A. S. Neill’s radical approach to child rearing is as controversial today as it was in 1960. Neill’s “code of freedom” emphasized the principles of freedom, love, and positive discipline in the care and education of children. These ideals continue to evoke admiration by many who have found them key to not only raising healthy, happy children but also to stemming the tide of violence in our schools and society. Others dismiss these same principles for being idealistic at best and harmful at worst. In this wonderful account, Bill Ayers speaks as a parent and an educator who has spent years in the classroom experimenting with Neill’s progressive approach. While Ayers admits to being a long-time fan of Neill’s, he also admits that Neill’s techniques sometimes “seemed more than a little loony.” when they first appeared. It is Ayers’s honest, straightforward approach that makes his treatment of Neill so valuable and relevant to how we treat and raise our children today. This vital and unique volume is a great read for parents, teachers, and anyone considering alternative visions for raising children and overcoming violence in today’s society. It also features key sections from the original text of Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Child Rearing that Ayers identifies as critical to understanding Neill’s philosophy. “William Ayers’ dialog with A. S. Neill . . . is particularly important at this time when high-stakes testing and an obsession with stigmatizing children as ADD or Hyperactive is a substitute for treating students as respected citizens of their schools. Neill and Ayers understand the importance of choice, voice, and respect in the lives of adolescents and they honor and celebrate it.” —From the Series Foreword by Herb Kohl “Bill Ayers, a creative and insightful educator, begins where A.S. Neill left off by challenging us to think outside the box and push for true freedom and democracy in our schools. This book is a must read, not only for educators but also for professionals and parents who care about children and for whom building a truly humane and just society is paramount.” —Jane R. Hirschmann, Chair, NYS Parents' Coalition to End High Stakes Testing


Summerhill And A S Neill

Summerhill And A S Neill

Author: Vaughan, Mark

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

Published: 2006-03-01

Total Pages: 177

ISBN-13: 0335219136

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"Summerhill remains unique and different ... its underlying principles and its founding beliefs have informed and influenced generations of teachers in both sectors. It will continue to do so." - Professor Tim Brighouse, Commissioner for London Schools Summerhill is a world-renowned school in England where pupils decide when and what they will learn. The school was established in 1921 by A. S. Neill, who was named by the Times Educational Supplement in 1999 as one of the twelve most influential educators of the 20th Century. Known as 'the oldest children's democracy in the world', Summerhill allows pupils to air their views, propose new school rules and construct future plans for life at the school at the regular school meeting. This unique book contains key extracts from Neill's classic text Summerhill, a worldwide bestseller since its publication in 1962, and features contributions from A. S. Neill's daughter, Zoe Neill Readhead, who is the current Principal. She updates the story of the school - larger and more vibrant than ever before - from Neill's death in 1973 to the present day. In his contribution, Tim Brighouse discusses some of the ways in which the influence of Summerhill and A.S. Neill still extends throughout the world today. Ian Stronach, who acted as expert witness during the infamous court case, tells the story of the British Government's attempt to force untenable changes or close down the school in 2001, and the school's subsequent landmark victory in the Royal Courts of Justice. The book offers a truly inspiring account of a remarkable school, which promotes progressive change in the way pupils are taught and shows how real experiences of democracy can be created for young people. It is essential reading for teachers and trainee teachers, headteachers and school leaders, local education authorities and parents.


Summerhill

Summerhill

Author: Alexander Sutherland Neill

Publisher: Gollancz

Published: 1962

Total Pages: 392

ISBN-13: 9780575002937

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A Conversation About Happiness

A Conversation About Happiness

Author: Mikey Cuddihy

Publisher: Atlantic Books

Published: 2014-09-01

Total Pages: 251

ISBN-13: 1782393153

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Orphaned at the age of nine, Mikey Cuddihy left the U.S. to board at an experimental British school. A vivid and intense memoir of coming of age amidst the unraveling social experiment of the late 1960s. When Mikey Cuddihy was orphaned at the age of nine, her life exploded. She and her siblings were sent from New York to board at experimental Summerhill School, in England, and abandoned there. The setting was idyllic, lessons were optional, pupils made the rules. Joan Baez visited and taught Mikey guitar. The late sixties were in full swing, but with total freedom came danger. Mikey navigated this strange world of permissiveness and neglect, forging an identity almost in defiance of it.


Free Range Childhood

Free Range Childhood

Author: Matthew Appleton

Publisher:

Published: 2002-09

Total Pages: 162

ISBN-13: 9781870258463

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Established by A.S. Neill in the 1920s, Summerhill is one of the most famous schools in the world. In this work, the author Matthew Appleton provides an insightful account of his years as a houseparent at the school.