Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Education Outside the Box

I am just back from New Zealand, and I have some very exciting news for my Australian readers.

An article of mine, titled Home Schooling: Education Outside the Box has just been published in the June 2012 edition of Quadrant magazine.
Liberty and the War for Independence resulted from an educational model overseen by parents. A different kind of war resulted from the Prussian system, which quickly became the model for state schooling worldwide during the nineteenth century. Erich Remarque blamed the First World War, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer the Second, on Prussian schools--"the inevitable product of good schooling", Bonhoeffer said of Nazi Germany.
 This is the first time I've been in print! If you are interested in the whys and wherefores of home education, I recommend this article to you. Quadrant magazine is "the leading general intellectual journal of ideas, literature, poetry and historical and political debate published in Australia" and should be available at your local newsagency or library.


woodpecker said...

Excellent article! Highly recommended. I love the 'PLATO FAIL' quote:
'To the rulers of the state, then, if to any, it belongs of right to use falsehood, to deceive either enemies or their own citizens, for the good of the state.' Plato's Republic

Suzannah said...

So glad you enjoyed it! Plato was bad news, him and his perfect totalitarian state ruled by the intelligentsia. Hopefully I have done something more to tip him off his pedestal...


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