Very interesting points. I also wonder about those things that lie more in
the realm of taboo especially sexual.
When considering masturbation or sex between students, a lot goes back to
the moral conventions of the parents as to what would be acceptable.
For the school, it probably has more to do with state policy on appropriate
conduct for the children.
Although A S Neil had a very libertarian approach to sexuality, in a sense
he was ³saved² by the government laws and the fact that the children so
wanted to protect the school that they curbed their activities (to some
extent according to Neilıs writing) to avoid getting Summerhill in
I see this as a particularly prickly area to deal with, as it pertains to
behaviour that doesnıt necessarily impinge on others, but yet quite often is
viewed as behaviour that should be regulated or prohibited. Thoughts?
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