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The Post-War Surgence: The Twenties: The New Communities: Dartington and Beacon Hill

  • W. A. C. Stewart

Abstract

Of all the schools considered in this book there is only one which is founded as part of a larger social experiment. Dartington Hall Trust began as a rural community enterprise in which the school was a necessary development which did not come right at the beginning. But we must go back before 1925 to see how all this came about.

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Notes

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© W. A. C. Stewart 1968

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