model overview
Summerhill School
ONE OF THE OLDEST DEMOCRATIC AND REFORM SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD / BOARDING SCHOOL
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Founding year:
Jahr der Gr√ľndung:
1921
Time period:
time period:
1921-today
Place:
Ort:
Leisten, Suffolk
Region:
Region:
Northern Europe
Country:
Land:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Location:
Location:
School house
Target Group:
Zielgruppe:
Children
Description
Description
The main feature of Summerhill is self-government and freedom for the children. The founder A. S. Neill believed that children should be given an equal and self-determined life with freedom to develop their own personality. They should not have to conform to the expectations of their parents or any other authority. At Summerhill, therefore, pupils and teachers are on the same level. The rules that apply within the boarding school and the workshops are negotiated, agreed upon and determined collectively and on an equal footing in regularly held general assemblies. There is no strict division into grades according to age and the pupils themselves decide on their participation in lessons. Neill was convinced that children want to learn and that the learning environment improves when they are given the opportunity to make their own decisions. There is no homework, grades or exams.
Goals
Goals
Creating a free, equal and self-determined life and learning for children.
Outcomes
Outcomes
Model for many other schools and institutions (e.g. Sudbury schools in the 1960s)
Initiators
Initiator*innen
Alexander Sutherland Neill
Responsible
Responsible
Further information
Further Information
SummerhillSchool_wikipedia

Summerhill main building, 1993. Photo: Axel K√ľhn, source: Wikipedia

Schulversammlung_in_Summerhill_wikimedia

School Assambly of students and teachers at Summerhill school, 2014. Photo: Emmanuel Bernstein, License CC BY-SA 2.5, Source: Wikipedia

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