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Summerhill Showdown
Australian Rationalist (2000)
  • Rowan Cahill, University of Wollongong
Abstract
Discussion of the attempt by the British government in 2000 to close down Summerhill school, the long established progressive school founded by A.S. Neill (1883-1973). The article discusses the ideas and legacy of Neill, and why his approach to education is still radical.
Keywords
  • Summerhill,
  • A.S. Neill,
  • progressive school,
  • radical,
  • education
Disciplines
Publication Date
2000
Citation Information
Rowan Cahill. "Summerhill Showdown" Australian Rationalist Iss. 53 (2000)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rowan_cahill/44/