A. S. Neill<br />Rhonda<br />Yordanos<br />Kayloni<br />
Alexander Sutherland Neill<br />October 17, 1883 - September 23, 1973<br />Parents were both school teachers<br />Served a...
Alexander Sutherland Neill<br />Wrote over 20 works including:<br /> The Problem Child (1926)<br />That Dreadful School (1...
Alexander Sutherland Neill<br />Philosophy<br />Happiness of the child is important in the child’s development and happine...
Alexander Sutherland Neill<br />“The function of the child is to live his own life – not the life that his anxious parents...
Summerhill School<br />Established in 1921<br />Presently located in Leiston, Sutfolk, England<br />Students are allowed t...
Summerhill School<br />Run as a democratic community<br />Meetings are held to decide how the school should run<br />Staff...
Summerhill School<br />The student body often consists of problematic backgrounds<br />Often suffering from parental confl...
Criticism<br />Often called the “Do as you please School”<br />The right to stay away from lessons, forever if desired, we...
Useful Websites<br />www.wikipedia.com<br />www.summerhillschool.co.uk<br />
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  1. 1. A. S. Neill<br />Rhonda<br />Yordanos<br />Kayloni<br />
  2. 2. Alexander Sutherland Neill<br />October 17, 1883 - September 23, 1973<br />Parents were both school teachers<br />Served as headmaster and taught algebra, geometry and metalworking<br />
  3. 3. Alexander Sutherland Neill<br />Wrote over 20 works including:<br /> The Problem Child (1926)<br />That Dreadful School (1937)<br /> The Free Child (1953)<br /> Neil! Neil! Orange Peel! (1972)<br /> Summerhill: a Radical Approach to Childhood (1960)<br /> U.S. number one non-fictional best seller<br />
  4. 4. Alexander Sutherland Neill<br />Philosophy<br />Happiness of the child is important in the child’s development and happiness comes from a sense of personal freedom<br />Externally imposed discipline prevents internal self-discipline from developing<br />“Freedom, not license” <br />
  5. 5. Alexander Sutherland Neill<br />“The function of the child is to live his own life – not the life that his anxious parents think he should live, nor a life according to the purpose of the educator who thinks he knows best”<br />Neill developed the Summerhill School to implement his ideas about school being for the children<br />
  6. 6. Summerhill School<br />Established in 1921<br />Presently located in Leiston, Sutfolk, England<br />Students are allowed to choose the classes they attend, if any<br />Neill thought children learned better when they are not forced to attend classes<br />
  7. 7. Summerhill School<br />Run as a democratic community<br />Meetings are held to decide how the school should run<br />Staff and students can attend meetings<br />Everyone has an equal vote<br />
  8. 8. Summerhill School<br />The student body often consists of problematic backgrounds<br />Often suffering from parental conflict of neglect<br />Summerhill has a therapeutic value<br />Majority of students who had been rejected at conventional schools flourish at Summerhill<br />A.S. Neill served as headmaster and after his death his wife took over<br />His daughter Zoe Neill Readhead is the current headmaster.<br />
  9. 9. Criticism<br />Often called the “Do as you please School”<br />The right to stay away from lessons, forever if desired, were much more frightening for the mainstream education system.<br />
  10. 10. Useful Websites<br />www.wikipedia.com<br />www.summerhillschool.co.uk<br />

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