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[Na] Leader of the Macedonians. Born in 356 bc, Alexander was tutored in his early years by Aristotle before succeeding his father Philip as king of Macedonia and the mainland of ...

Neill, A. S.

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
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Social sciences, Education
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...A. S. ( 1883–1973 ) Alexander Sutherland Neill was an exponent of democratic, pupil-centred, or ‘free’ schooling, and the founder of Summerhill School . His reaction to his own Calvinist upbringing led him to the conviction that children should not be subjected to the imposition of morals or values by adults in authority over them, and should not be disciplined externally by fear or threat. He argued that the purpose of education was not to control the child or to inculcate a set of values or beliefs, but to ‘to find out where a child’s interest lies...

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(1883–1973)Alexander Sutherland Neill was an exponent of democratic, pupil‐centred, or ‘free’ schooling, and the founder of Summerhill School. His reaction to his own Calvinist upbringing led him to ...

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