On the Side of the Child

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-10-01
  • Publisher: Teachers College Pr
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In this wonderful new book from the Between Teacher and Text Series, Ayers weighs in as a parent and an educator who has spent years in the classroom experimenting with a progressive approach. He examines the idea of freedom as it relates to social justice and questions of class and race in today's classrooms.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Summerhill Revisited: The Challenge of Freedom
Love and Freedomp. 3
A Community of Childrenp. 6
The School in Societyp. 11
A Curriculum That Breathesp. 16
The Child Becomes the Teacherp. 20
Space to Growp. 26
Little Is Beautifulp. 30
Democratic Vistas, Moral Actionp. 36
Unfreedomp. 40
Freedom and Revolutionp. 47
On the Side of the Childp. 61
Selections From Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Child Rearing
A Word of Introductionp. 69
The Idea of Summerhillp. 71
Summerhill Education vs. Standard Educationp. 80
What Happens to Summerhill Graduatesp. 85
Self-Governmentp. 90
Workp. 100
Playp. 103
Theaterp. 107
Dancing and Musicp. 112
Sports and Gamesp. 114
The Future of Summerhillp. 116
The Free Childp. 120
Love and Approvalp. 132
Obedience and Disciplinep. 138
The Road to Happinessp. 145
About the Authorp. 149
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