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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

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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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Snowballs

“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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Bilge About Democracy

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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