Summerhill School: A New View of Childhood (Paperback)

Summerhill School: A New View of Childhood By A. S. Neill, Albert Lamb (Editor) Cover Image
By A. S. Neill, Albert Lamb (Editor)


Originally published in 1960, Summerhill became an instant bestseller and a classic volume of education for an entire generation. Now, this thoroughly expanded and revised version of the original Summerhill reinstates the revolutionary "free school" traditions begun by Summerhill's founder A.S. Neill.

As American education lags behind the rest of the world, this new edition is more timely than ever. The children of today face struggles far greater than any previous generation and we, as parents and teachers, must teach them now to make choices for themselves and to learn from the outcome of their decisions.

This classic work yet again invites a new view of childhood and presents an essential treatise that challenges us to rethink our approach to education.

About the Author

A. S. Neill was born in 1883 in Forfar, Scotland. In addition to establishing the Summerhill School, Neill lectured widely and published over twenty books. He died in 1973. His daughter, Zoë Readhead, now serves as the headmistress of Summerhill.

Albert Lamb is a cartoonist, writer, and musician living in England.

Praise For…

“A.S. Neill is one of the great pioneers of modern times in the education of the child...Anyone who is in any way concerned with the education of children should make this book required reading.” —Ashley Montagu

“I know of no educator in the western world who can compare to A.S. Neill. Summerhill is a tiny ray of light in the world of darkness.” —Henry Miller

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312141370
ISBN-10: 0312141378
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: September 15th, 1995
Pages: 304
Language: English