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ERIC Number: EJ1057786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Confucian Work and Homeschooling: A Case Study of Homeschooling in Shanghai
Sheng, Xiaoming
Education and Urban Society, v47 n3 p344-360 May 2015
This study conducted a case study of homeschooling in order to provide in-depth information regarding the demographic characteristics of homeschooling parents, the motivations and the process of practicing it and its outcomes in Shanghai. The public and the policy-makers, and education officials have had little substantive information in relation to homeschooling, in particular the homeschooling which emphasizes the Confucian education. This study has revealed that the main characteristics of homeschools in Shanghai can be summarized as: the majority of the parents are dissatisfied with school education; the parents come from a complex educational background. Most of the parents prefer the traditional culture norms and values, such as Confucian work; and all the homeschooling families come from the middle class, who are relatively wealthy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China (Shanghai)