Educating Children at Home

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A&C Black, Sep 23, 1998 - Education - 146 pages
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With increasing numbers of parents choosing to educate their children at home, an opportunity exists to explore education outside the school environment. Parents often discover that classroom approaches to teaching and learning do not easily translate into the home. As a result, some radically adjust their approach to educating their children, in some instances virtually abandoning any structured teaching or learning. Focusing on informal learning, this text examines in depth how children can acquire an education simply through everyday experiences. The text sets out to challenge fundamental assumptions about the nature of teaching and learning. Research has been drawn from a wide cross-section of parents from 100 home-educating families.
 

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User Review  - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing

Lots of research, facts and figures about education at home in the UK. There are useful references, too, but the whole book is a bit dry: one to be dipped into rather than read straight through. Still ... Read full review

Contents

1 Introduction
1
Teaching Children Individually
10
Learning in the Early Years
21
4 Why Do Parents Choose to Educate Their Children at Home?
28
5 Teaching at Home
42
6 Becoming Less Formal
53
7 Informal Learning
67
8 A Chronicle of Informal Learning
80
9 Literacy
98
10 Social Aspects
111
11 A Different Kind of Education
126
References
132
Index of families
137
Name index
139
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Dr Alan Thomas is Visiting Fellow at the University of London Institute of Education. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

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