by A. S. Neill

I and learned a lot from it. His basic thesis is that children should regulate their own lives as much as possible and be allowed almost as much freedom as adults. He founded Summerhill 28 years ago and ran it on this basis, and the results have been remarkable.

My enthusiasm for Neill's approach has faded. The idea of treating children as if they were college students and letting them choose their own curricula now seems like child abuse.

Year Read: 1965

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