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ERIC Number: EJ789503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0790
Australian Home Education: A Model
Barratt-Peacock, John
Evaluation and Research in Education, v17 n2-3 p101-111 2003
If home education is not just school in another place, how can we conceptualise it and how does it work? This paper considers the peculiar set of relationships that characterise home-educating families and traces their extension out into the wider community. It further shows how, through the ongoing family conversation, experiences gained from domestic occupation and accompanied excursions into the field of authentic adult practice are problematised, built into the developing family worldview, and adapted by individual members for their own personal learning. It is proposed that a more useful model for home education characterises the family as a community of learning practice. Such a perspective views home education as the modern development of a tradition older than schooling in its response to the problem of secondary socialisation in a developed society. (Contains 5 notes.)
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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: Australia