Today, I attended a really interesting ASDE researcher meeting focused on The Summerhill School ( One thing I didn’t think about regarding Summerhill is that it is a boarding school – and so the freedom and autonomy that happens within education also happens easily within a student’s everyday life. Interestingly, Summerhill has created a Community Interest Company (Summerhill CIC) that plans to give courses for teachers on A.S. Neill’s philosophy, as well as workshops for parents on the school and philosophy. They also plan to do considerable outreach to colleges and universities, and are open to collaborating with academic researchers re: projects and grants. I’m excited about the prospect of collaboration – and am so thankful to those who presented this morning.

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