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ERIC Number: EJ1070579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-4985
Home Education: Then and Now
Davies, Richard
Oxford Review of Education, v41 n4 p534-548 2015
Elective Home Education is a legal, minority approach to the compulsory education of children. I review the potential contribution of the historical analysis of "domestic pedagogies", presented in this Special Issue, for home education practice in the UK. By drawing on narratives of a period at the cusp of the perceived normalcy of "schooling", I consider an alternative discourse to articulate the purpose of, and approaches to, education. In particular, I focus on the family not only as the site for educational practices, but also as critical for our understanding of what constitutes a "suitable education". Along the way, I show how distinctions, common in home education practice, illuminate the historical debates on "domestic education". I conclude by suggesting we cannot disassociate discussions of a suitable home education from the family within which such an education occurs.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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