Authoritarian Schooling: A Catalogue of Damage compiled by David Gribble



Thank you to Jürg Jegge, Falko Peschel, the family of W. B. Curry and the da Capo Press (publishers of How Children Fail) for permission to quote long passages from copyright works. 

Thank you Zsa-Zsa Shea for the seven drawings with the quotations from interviews with Sands students, and Patrick Lessware ( for permission to use his screen-print of a Victorian school building.

Thanks to the following publishers for permission to use book-covers:

Zytglogge Verlag for Dummheit ist Lernbar and Angst macht krumm

Rider Books for The Lucifer Effect

Schneider Verlag for Offener Unterricht

Faber for Lord of the Flies

Little Brown Book Group for For Your Own Good

New Society Publishers for Dumbing us Down.

(The covers for The Hothouse Society and The Making of Them have been used without permission after repeated efforts to contact the apparent owners of the copyright Peters, Fraser and Dunlop and Lone Arrow Press)

Other images are from family albums, open source sites and the Lib Ed archive.

Thanks also to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , for generous advice and the technical work on the website.

David Gribble