Posts Tagged ‘Catherina Groeneveld’

Record: Michael P. Donnelly, “The Human Right to Home Education.” Journal of School Choice, 10, No. 3 (2014): 283-296. [Abstract / Modified Version Available Here]

Summary: Michael P. Donnelly is Director of Global Outreach and Staff Attorney with the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). In this article he argues that the German Constitutional Court (FCC) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) have ignored the human right to home education by upholding the German ban of the practice. (more…)

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This post reviews Catherina Groeneveld, “Judicial Constructions of Compulsory Schooling in Germany.”  M.A. Thesis, National University of Ireland, 2010.

Groeneveld, a reader of this blog, recently defended this thesis and graciously sent it to me for review.  Its aim is to explain why German judges, despite a gradual softening of the German public toward homeschooling, continue to hand down decisions that condemn the practice.


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