“There is a great amount of good fellowship and love in humanity, and it is my firm belief that new generations that have not been warped in babyhood will live at peace with each other- that is, if the haters of today do not destroy the world before these new generations have time to take control.
The fight is an unequal one, for the haters control education, religion, the law, the armies, and the vile prisons. Only a handful of educators strive to allow the good in all children to grow in freedom. The vast majority of children are being moulded by anti-life supporters with their hateful system of punishments.”
Reference : Neill, A. S. (1960). Summerhill: A radical approach to child rearing. New York: Hart Pub. Co.
October 2015 : overheard in a Totnes cafe,
“Children should not be given homework, they’ve got more important things to do like daydreaming and playing.”
This conference will be held from 9th and 13th of November, 2015.
‘Unity though Relationship’ is a collaborative association between The Gateway Organisation, CYC-Net (The International Child & Youth Care Network) and Empower Ireland with the aim of facilitating and hosting knowledge mobilization and networking events designed to bring together professionals from the various diverse but related disciplines involved in the care-cycle of vulnerable groups. These disciplines range from early preventative involvement to specialized post-trauma interventions.
The conference organisers are delighted to announce that Dr Jim Anglin will be keynoting on the first day of the 2015 annual conference. Dr Thom Garfat who keynoted in 2014 has agreed to return and will be an integral part of the week long events.
Other contributors are :
UK: Dr Mark Smith, Dr Karen Winter, Max Smart, Stephen Drysdale and Dr Clive Acraman.
Canada: Dr Thom Garfat, Dr Jim Anglin, Monica Pauls, Dr Cathy Smey Carston, Aurrora Demonte and Kelly Shaw.
Ireland: Dr John Digney, Maurice Fenton, David Power, Fergal Landy, Derek McDonnell, Brian Hogan, Dr Caroline McGregor, Dr Anne Cassidy, Aoife Prendergast, Dr Nuala Connolly, Emmett Tuite and Lavinia Mclean.
Germany: Baerbel Schlueter and Brigitte Paterson.
RSA: Jackie Winfield.
The objective is to provide a forum to highlight thinking and share the views and practice experiences of all who recognise this imperative:
go some way to meeting the need for the realization of processes which permit the translation of theory and research into practice and, share progressive and contemporary knowledge in a flexible and accessible manner.
To make a reservation for the conference go to http://www.unitythroughrelationship.eventbrite.ie/