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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.

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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.

Item Type: Article
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Law
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 14:48
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:33
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2122

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