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Educating Children at Home (Cassell education series) Paperback – 1 Jan 1998

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  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing (1 Jan. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826452051
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826452054
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 0.8 x 24.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 649,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Schooling is so much a part of our culture that we have come to believe that education cannot exist without it. Yet the number of children being educated at home is rapidly growing . Moreover, the number looks set to grow further, with more people opting to work from home coupled with the great increase in educational software and knowledge available via the internet. This new book covers the issues involved in home education. Most importantly, Alan Thomas conducts a systematic inquiry in to how parents actually go about teaching their children at home. Based on the experiences of a hundred home educating families, the book assesses parents' motives and the ways in which they are forced to adapt conventional methods of education and learning, often challenging basic assumptions about the nature of children's learning. This book's findings, including an extended focus on informal learning, not only permit a long overdue assessment of educating in the home but also have tremendous implications for wider educational thinking. Dr Alan Thomas is Visiting Fellow at the University of London Institute of Education and was formerly at the Northern Territory University, Darwin, Australia.He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

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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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