Kaigai katei kyoiku: "kazoku densha" no susume [Home education while living abroad]
Higuchi, Takeo, 1946- and Higuchi, Yoshiko.
(Tokyo: Saimaru Shuppankai, 1990)
¥1553, 5 and 249 pages.
Mon ecole buissonniere
(Paris: Fixot, Diffusion, Hachette, 1991)
315,  p.,  p. of plates; illustrated; bibliography.
Malagasy-French young man's first-person account of home education by his parents in France,
and its precocious results.
The best testimonial for the Doman approach to early education I have ever seen.
The French title roughly translates to "My Playing Hooky School" or "My Cutting Class School,"
(I think from the idea that children play outdoors naturally if not confined to school),
which I think is an interesting way to refer to homeschooling.
A general State education is a mere contrivance for moulding people to be exactly like one another: and as the mould in which it casts them is that which pleases the predominant power in the government, whether this be a monarch, a priesthood, an aristocracy, or the majority of the existing generation in proportion as it is efficient and successful, it establishes a despotism over the mind, leading by a natural tendency to one over the body.
John Stuart Mill On Liberty (1859)
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