NEILL, A(lexander) S(utherland)
(1883-1973)
   UK educationist who gained fame for revolutionary theories about the teaching of children and who cofounded the International School - first on the Continent, then (from 1921) at Summerhill in the UK - toput them into practice. Fictionalized accounts like A Dominie's Log (1915) popularized his arguments, and his sf novel, The Last Man Alive (1938), was read aloud to his pupils. The DISASTER it recounts is readable but unoriginal.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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