BIROn - Birkbeck Institutional Research Online

    Regulating home education: negotiating standards, anomalies and rights

    Monk, Daniel (2009) Regulating home education: negotiating standards, anomalies and rights. Child & Family Law Quarterly 21 (2), pp. 155-184. ISSN 1358-8184.

    [img] Text
    2122.pdf - Published Version
    Restricted to Repository staff only

    Download (170kB) | Request a copy

    Abstract

    This article reviews the current law relating to home education or home schooling. It highlights the practical issues requiring clarification and identifies the connections with other policy developments such as Every Child Matters and the increasing regulation of the independent education sector. Critically evaluating the respective rights and interests of parents, children and the state it concludes that parents who opt to home educate should be required to register with local authorities. At the same time it argues that attempts to evaluate the content of home education can not be considered in isolation of broader political agendas and that the policy dilemmas confronting the forthcoming review touch upon complex questions about the meaning of education in a liberal democratic society.

    Metadata

    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Research Centre: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 14:48
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 11:54
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2122

    Statistics

    Downloads
    Activity Overview
    1Download
    112Hits

    Additional statistics are available via IRStats2.

    Archive Staff Only (login required)

    Edit/View Item Edit/View Item