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1 NEILL, A.S. (ALEXANDER SUTHERLAND) Neill! Neill! Orange peel! An autobiography.
New York Hart Publishing Company 1972 0805510427 / 9780805510423 Hard Cover 
538 pages, illustrations, cloth, dj, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the dj: From the dj: 'Alexander Sutherland Neill - genius or crackpot? Monumental figure in man's progress toward better modes of education? Or a disturbing gadfly whose combustible theories have been too much for the Establishment? Whatever history's final assessment of this man, Neill's controversial school in Suffolk has in fifty years wielded an enormous influence on child training throughout the world. His seminal book, Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Child Rearing, has sold more than a million copies in English, has been translated into fifteen languages, and is required reading in very many university courses. With sardonic wit, affection and rueful memory, Neill traces his precarious life, which began just about ninety years ago in a small Scottish village, within the confines of an impoverished Calvinistic home. . . . Neill's autobiography tells of those who helped and influenced him - Lane, Wilhelm Reich, his second wife Ena, and daughter Zoe - and his experiences in keeping his unorthodox school afloat. It also expounds his radical ideas about education, sex, politics, psychology. Neill also discusses the future of Summerhill. The volume also contains an interesting album of photographs, an appendix of Neill's letters to newspapers, and passages from A Dominie's Log, which reveal his educational concepts as early as 1915. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, 'Alexander Sutherland Neill, 1883-1973, English educator. After teaching at state schools in Scotland, Neill became dissatisfied with traditional education. In 1924, he set up the progressive coeducational Summerhill School at Leiston, England. Among the schoolís experiments were optional attendance, a school parliament, and no religious instruction. Neillís works include The Problem Child (1927), The Problem Family (1949), and Summerhill (1960). He ideas, although controversial, continue to be debated.' 
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