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ERIC Number: ED502445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 110
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9053-1446-1
Support for Children Who Are Educated at Home
Atkinson, Mary; Martin, Kerry; Downing, Dick; Harland, Jennie; Kendall, Sally; White, Richard
National Foundation for Educational Research
Many thousands of children in the UK are educated at home, and the subject of support for the home-education community is debated. The National Foundation for Educational Research conducted research to examine the views of home educators about the support they receive from local authorities, other home-educating families, schools and other sources. Presenting the key findings from the research, this report discusses sources of support and the specific types of support received. The report also recommends areas where support for home-educating families could be improved. The text is intended to serve as a resource for home educators, home-education organisations, local authorities and other people and organisations involved in delivering and supporting home education. Two appendixes include: (1) Sample Information: The 20 Families Interviewed; and (2) Sample Information: The Online Survey. (Contains 7 figures and 10 tables.) [Research for this report was sponsored by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. For associated Research Briefing, see ED502423.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for Educational Research
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom