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Reflections of a playworker in Tottenham

Last week saw a trip out across the far reaches of the other side of the city of London (that is, a trip up the Victoria line, and then a fair hike up Tottenham High Road!) to pay a visit to Somerford Grove Adventure Playground. 1,218 more words


Leah Hager Cohen - No Book But The World

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

Book Review

Oh, shut up!

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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He Cannot Rule Children

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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News From Utopia: William Morris and A.S. Neill

“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


No Sex, Please: We're British

“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

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