Looking on at life, rather than wrestling with it
Neels Robbins and his wife June, twenty years younger, are both like relicts of the sixties: teachers, suffused with the ideals of… 898 more words
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In a good home- one in which there is no fear- a child of four will not be harmed by being asked to keep quiet.
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The master only compels, the father by honesty and gentleness accustoms his son to do well of his own mind rather than by fear of another: and that he should be all one in his presence and behindhis back.
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“You let your children run wild and didn’t teach them anything; and in short, you have so far refined your education that now you have none.” 1,199 more words
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“I cannot see the way to a good sex education until every teacher and parent has discovered his or her own sex complexes.”
A.S. Neill, … 970 more words
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“Making snowballs is nearer to true education than the spoon-feeding we call education today.”
Neill, Introduction to A Dominie in Doubt.
What the hell is “true education”? 1,274 more words
I can’t waste my time going to town to listen to a load of bilge about democracy and Montessori etc.
Neill is writing to Curry, the headmaster at Dartington Hall, in 1932. 973 more words
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