Record: Talina Drabsch, “Home Education in NSW” in NSW Parliament E-Brief, issue 7 (August, 2013). [available here]
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Posted in International Homeschooling, tagged Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Glenda Jackson, Graham Badman, Home School Legal Defense Association, New South Wales, New Zealand, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Talina Drabsch, Tasmania, United Kingdom, Victoria, Western Australia on May 25, 2016| Leave a Comment »
Posted in International Homeschooling, tagged British Journal of Sociology of Education, Fairground Communities, Gypsies, Gypsy, Irish Travellers, Kate D'Arcy, Romany, Showman Communities, Traveller, Travellers, University of Bedfordshire on March 14, 2016| Leave a Comment »
Record: Kate D’Arcy, “Home Education, School, Travellers and Educational Inclusion” in British Journal of Sociology of Education 35, no. 5 (2014): 818-835. [Preview Here]
Summary: D’Arcy, a Lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire, here offers a rare look into the motivations of Roma and other Traveller populations in England for choosing home education for their children. (more…)
Posted in International Homeschooling, Parental motivation, Public Schools, tagged Education Without Schools: Discovering Alternatives, Elective Home Education, England, Helen E. Lees, heutagogical transformation, Khyra Ishaq, Other Education, School Exit, UK, Visiting Research Fellow in Education and Theology, York St. John University on November 18, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Record: Helen E. Lees, Education Without Schools: Discovering Alternatives (Bristol, UK: Policy Press, 2014). [Abstract Here]
Summary: Lees, a Visiting Research Fellow in Education and Theology at York St. John University in England and founding editor of the online journal Other Education, here draws on her doctoral research to make an impassioned plea for expanding the public understanding of education to include more than formal institutional schooling. I summarized the first five chapters of her book here. In this post I will summarize chapters six through nine and end with a bit of analysis. (more…)
Posted in Academic Achievement, International Homeschooling, tagged Özlem Yurt, HBEP, Home-Based Education Program, International Journal of Human Sciences, Scientific Concept Checklist, Serap Demiriz, Turkey on May 20, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Record: Özlem Yurt and Serap Demiriz, “Effect of Home-Based Education Program on Six-Year-Old Children’s Acquisition of Scientific Concept” in International Journal of Human Sciences 11, no. 1 (2014): 1-19.
Summary: As this article is written in Turkish and I know neither the language nor anyone who does, I will limit myself in this post to reproducing the English-language abstract provided by the publisher: (more…)
Posted in Homeschool Law, International Homeschooling, tagged 1991 Education Act, Charles University, Communism, Czech Republic, Hungary, International Review of Education, Poland, Prague, SLovakia, Slovenia, Timothy Hagen, Yvona Kostelecká on March 25, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Record: Yvona Kostelecká, “The Legal Status of Home Education in Post-Communist Countries of Central Europe” in International Review of Education 58, no. 4 (August 2012): 445-463.
Summary: Kostelecká, on the faculty of education at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and author of a fine 2010 piece on home education in the Czech Republic, here expands her scope to five post-communist states in Central Europe: the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, and Hungary. (more…)
Posted in International Homeschooling, Parental motivation, tagged Confucian, Confucius, Education and Urban Society, Homeschooling in China, Meng Mu Tang, Shanghai, Xiaoming Sheng on January 1, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Record: Xiaoming Sheng, “Confucian Work and Homeschooling: A Case Study of Homeschooling in Shanghai” in Education and Urban Society, XX, No. X (2013), 1-17. [abstract here]
The article under review here is a condensed version of a 2011 work by Sheng, recently reissued by Sense Publishers and available here.
Sheng begins by reminding readers of the profound economic changes that have taken place in China since market-based reforms were implemented in 1978. Most significant for this study has been the rise of a large middle class in several of China’s cities. Homeschooling, argues Sheng, has emerged along with this middle class in such cities as Beijing and Shanghai. (more…)