Children Learning at Home

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Psychology Press, 1990 - Family & Relationships - 209 pages
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Offers a review of the historical, legal and theoretical background to home-education in Britain. Using data from interviews with home-educating families and other interested parties, Webb examines the issues of home-based education which in turn illuminates aspects of orthodox educational systems.
 

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Contents

Theoretical and Historical Background
1
An Introduction to the Research
17
Choice of Research Method
22
Reasons for Change
33
Making the Break
55
Family Influence on the Choice of What to Learn
79
The How of Homebased Education
124
Activities with Others
148
Relationships Between Families and the LEA
165
What Next?
182
The Relationship Between Homebased Education and
195
References
199
Index
203
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Webb is at the University of the West of England.

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