Matthew wrote: One of his well known quotes went along the lines of "all a child needs is to be fed, clothed and given a good clip round the ear at the slightest display of insolence".
If anyone could remember what this quote was, I'd love to hear it. I submitted a complaint to the Irish Independent about their article about the Irish SES school John Scottus http://www.johnscottus.ie
, though never heard anything back. One of the points I raised was that neither MacLaren or the Shankyacharya had any known qualifications in child or educational psychology on which to base the SES system of education. If I could include the quote that Matthew is refering to, as an example of what MacLaren's thoughts on child development actually were, that would be most helpful. I'll be making a further submission to the Irish Department of Education and Science about John Scottus, so any quotes or reference to MacLaren's words on children and education would be most welcome.