Global Perspectives on Home Education in the 21st Century

Global Perspectives on Home Education in the 21st Century

Rebecca English (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Release Date: November, 2020|Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 312
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6681-7
ISBN13: 9781799866817|ISBN10: 1799866815|EISBN13: 9781799866831|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799866824
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Home education is the fastest growing educational movement in the world, yet the research remains limited on why and how it has become so popular. As more and more families seek to homeschool, it is imperative that further studies are undertaken to understand how students’ lives are impacted, as well as the challenges and opportunities that arise from this method of schooling.

Global Perspectives on Home Education in the 21st Century is an edited collection that focuses on the major factors behind the global rise of the home education movement and explores many of the current issues faced in relation to homeschooling. The book examines key themes that include parents’ and children’s experiences of home education, how and why families choose to home educate, and what happens to home educated children once they are finished. Including topics such as unschooling, self-directed learning, willed learning, and holistic education, this book is primarily intended for home educators, school administrators, policymakers, researchers, academicians, and students.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic Outcomes
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Employment Outcomes
  • Holistic Education
  • Home Education
  • Home Education Experiences
  • Home Education Styles
  • Homeschooling
  • Self-Directed Learning
  • Unschooling
  • Willed Learning
Reviews & Statements

I would certainly recommend this to anyone interested in the global dimension to home education and comparative perspectives.

– Prof. Daniel Monk, Birkbeck University, UK
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Rebecca English is a Lecturer in Education at QUT. Her interests include education, family choices and the way that women make choices about their lives and the lives of their families.
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