André Stern

Author of I Never Went to School  |  Expert in Educational Alternatives

André Stern is a musician, music composer, guitar maker, author and journalist. He is married and the father of a little boy.

André Stern never went to school. He is the son of Arno Stern, an educationalist and researcher, whose work is based on the respect of spontaneous disposition of the human being. André Stern has written about his unschooled life, and about his experience as a father, in two best-sellers, available in German, published by Editions Zabert Sandmann: "… Und ich war nie in der Schule", 2009 (now in its 6th edition) and "Mein Vater, mein Freund", 2011, co-written by Arno Stern.

The first one was published in French under the title "... Et je ne suis jamais allé à l'école", by Actes Sud, 2011. It is now also available in Spanish under the title "Yo nunca fui a la escuela", by Litera Libros (2013), in Italian by Nutrimenti ("Non sono mai andato a scuola" - 2014) and in Hungarian by Ez Van Könyvek ("Es sosem jártam iskolába" - 2014").

André Stern has been appointed by Dr. Gerald Hüther as the Director of the Initiative "Männer für morgen" (Men for tomorrow). He is also Head of the Institut Arno Stern (Arno Stern Institute) and is one of the protagonists in the film "Alphabet" by Erwin Wagenhofer (Fall 2013). He is the founder of the movement "ecology of childhood."

André Stern works with various organizations, such as universities, schools, associations… but also with journalists, firms, and with the public at large.

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