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ERIC Number: EJ789486
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0790
Homeschooling and Canadian Educational Politics: Rights, Pluralism and Pedagogical Individualism
Davies, Scott; Aurini, Janice
Evaluation and Research in Education, v17 n2-3 p63-73 2003
Homeschooling is becoming increasingly popular in Canada. Drawing on a variety of secondary sources and our own data from the province of Ontario, we advance three arguments. First, homeschooling is gaining legitimacy from the increasingly pluralistic nature of educational politics. Second, the lobbying tactics of homeschool advocates increasingly resemble other choice-seeking actors in education. Rather than expressing alienation from dominant political and cultural streams, most homeschool advocates frame their claims using the language of individual and parent rights. Third, as homeschooling enters the mainstream, more of its recruits are sharing in a burgeoning culture of "pedagogical individualism" that prizes educational alternatives tailored to the needs of each unique child.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada