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Education without schools: Discovering alternatives

Helen E. Lees


This book addresses issues around elective home education (EHE- also known as home schooling) discovery, which for too long have been unnecessarily problematic. Three theoretical frames using Kuhn, Foucault and Hirschman, and a policy framework for assessing discovery motivations, are offered to contribute to increased understanding of the difference of EHE. An educational philosophy of EHE is developed. “Educationism” is presented as a term describing a widespread form of educational prejudice operating against the marginality of alternatives such as EHE and thorough-going democratic schoolin ... More

Keywords: Elective Home education, Home schooling, Compulsory schooling, Education policy, School choice, Educational philosophy, Alternative education, technology, educationism, democratic education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781447306412
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447306412.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helen E. Lees, author