- 17 Jan 2004
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The function of a child is to live his own life -- not the life that his anxious parents think he should live, nor life according to the purpose of the educator who thinks he knows best," wrote British educator A.S. Neill.
Kilquhanity House School in southwestern Scotland sits closed, but educator Shinichiro Hori (inset) plans to reopen it in a few years. PHOTO COURTESY OF KINOKUNI CHILDREN'S VILLAGE SCHOOLS
Shinichiro Hori is one educator who has been strongly influenced by those words. So strongly affected that he has founded several institutions in Japan based on Neill's philosophy of the free school and is now trying to revive a Scottish school.