Interview with Jonas Himmelstrand

  • Harriet Pattison University of Birmingham
Keywords: Educational alternatives, progressive education, alternative education, home education, human rights, educational rights, Swedish education, Finnish education


Jonas Himmelstrand is an anomaly in the current world of alternative education; a Swedish home educator. Unfortunately such an identity can only exist with the caveat, in exile. Jonas and his family live in Finland in order to pursue the upbringing of their children in accordance with their educational convictions. He is an active national and international figure in matters pertaining to both home education and civil liberties. This includes holding the presidency of ROHUS, the Swedish Association for Home Education, and speaking widely, including at the United Nations in New York, on family freedoms and educational choice. The interview was conducted following the Global Home Education Conference (GHEC), Berlin, 2012...

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