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Helen E. Lees

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447306412

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447306412.001.0001

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Setting the scene

Setting the scene

(p.1) One Setting the scene
Education without schools

Helen E. Lees

Policy Press

This chapter outlines what the book details and discusses how it handles and presents discovery by adults of elective home education. It provides background to the empirical data and its source research project and discusses educational diversity, modality differences, national and government contexts for discovery. It looks at Kuhnian paradigms and gestalt switching, in particular, and their relevance to the book’s presentation of data. It mentions the scandal of unknown parental suffering on account of children’s school experiences, leading to home education discovery and take up. There is emphasis on importance of education without schools as a newly widely known and understood concept.

Keywords:   discovery, home education, paradigms, gestalt switching, modality, educational choice, educational studies, education policy, home schooling, concept of education

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