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A Kick Against the Pricks, Paperback / softback Book

A Kick Against the Pricks Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


Summerhill Academy, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1974.cThe Headteacher, R F Mackenzie, is Scotland's foremost progressive educationalist.

He is compelled to take early retirement by the Aberdeen Education Committee.

Why?This book, largely written at the time 47 years ago, explores the issues and in-fighting behind the decision.

It also describes some of what happened after regime change - different values and priorities.

The author, Principal Teacher of English at the school from 1972-1978, also gives a close-up description of his own classroom, warts-and-all - his attempts to develop pupils' more independent ways of working and his clashes with those in charge of "normalising" the school.




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