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ERIC Number: ED067860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 248
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Children's Rights; Toward the Liberation of the Child.
Adams, Paul; And Others
The six essays included in this volume apply the philosophy that only those children who are reared in complete freedom will grow up whole and free, and attack the institutions which can shape and distort the lives of children--schools, courts, and the family. The introduction discusses the dilemmas of those who would free the child within society and offers priorities for the would-be liberators. Leila Berg, a specialist in early childhood education, reviews what has been done in both England and America toward recognition of the rights of children and suggests the sort of opposition further efforts can expect. Psychiatrists Paul Adams and Robert Ollendorff describe the present situation of children in relation to parents and society. Educator A.S. Neill shows how the recommendations of these two authors can be carried out in practice, and the deficiencies of the official attitude toward children are exposed in the last two chapters by Nan Berger, a freelance journalist and former civil servant, and Michael Duane, who was head of Risinghill, an experimental school for working class children. (Author/SH)
Praeger Publishers, Inc., 111 Fourth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10003 ($6.95)
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