Category Archives: International


Record: Michael P. Donnelly, “The Human Right to Home Education.” Journal of School Choice, 10, No. 3 (2014): 283-296. [Abstract / Modified Version Available Here] Summary: Michael P. Donnelly is Director of Global Outreach and Staff Attorney with the Home School Legal Defense Association … Continue reading

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Record: Giuliana Liberto, “Child-led and interest-inspired learning, home education, learning differences and the impact of regulation.” Cogent Education, 3 (2016): 1-10. [Abstract] Summary: Giuliana Liberto is a home educator who researched the effects of increased regulation on children’s learning and well-being in … Continue reading

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SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS: Home Education Seen As Only Option in the UK

Record: Lynne Kendall and Elizabeth Taylor, “‘We can’t make him fit into the system’: parental reflections on the reasons why home education is the only option for their child who has special educational needs.” International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early … Continue reading

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HOME-SCHOOL INTERFACE: Religious and Moral Formation in Ireland

Record: Merike Darmody, Maureen Lyons & Emer Smyth, “The home-school interface in religious and moral formation: the Irish case.” British Journal of Religious Education, 38, No. 3 (2016): 249-263. [Abstract] Summary: Darmody and Smyth are researchers at the Economic and Social Research Institute, … Continue reading

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AUSTRALIAN HOME EDUCATED STUDENTS: Opportunities for Self-Regulation at Home & in School

Record: Glenda Jackson, “Australian home educated students on self-regulation opportunities at home and in school.” Cogent Education, 3, No. 1 (2016). [Abstract] Summary: In this article, Jackson, an educational consultant with the Australian Home Education Advisory Service (AHEAS) and a PhD recipient from Monash … Continue reading

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ANALYZING ROMEIKE V. HOLDER: No Persecution Without Prosecution

Record: Maxim Doroshenko, “You Can’t Spell Persecution without Prosecution: Analyzing Romeike v. Holder to Determine if Laws of General Applicability May Ever Rise to the Level of Persecution.” Educational Psychology in Practice, 30, No. 1 (2014), 37-50. [Abstract] Summary: Doroshenko received his Doctor of … Continue reading

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HOMESCHOOLING IN BRAZIL: Principles & Legalization Attempts

Record: Luciane Muniz Ribeiro Barbosa, “An Overview of the Homeschooling in Brazil: Analysis of Its Principles and Attempts of Legalization.” Open Journal of Social Sciences, 4, No. 4 (2016), 203-211. [Article] Summary: Luciane Muniz Ribeiro Barbosa is a professor in the Department of Human Sciences and … Continue reading

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HOW TO DESIRE DIFFERENTLY: Home Education as Different, not Better, than School

Record: Harriet Pattison, “How To Desire Differently: Home Education as a Heterotopia” in Journal of Philosophy of Education 49, no. 4 (November 2015): 619-637 [Available Here] Summary: Pattison, many of whose other works have been reviewed on this blog, here offers a more philosophical … Continue reading

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RETHINKING LEARNING TO READ: A Book-Length Study from the United Kingdom

Record: Harriet Pattison, Rethinking Learning to Read (Shrewsbury, UK: Educational Heretics Press, 2016) Summary:  Pattison’s name and work will be familiar to long-time readers of this blog.  She has worked closely with Alan Thomas for many years now, employing surveys and interviews … Continue reading

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DOES IT REALLY MATTER IF THE ODD KID DIES?: A Look at the Death of Dylan Seabridge

Record: Chris Waterman, “Does it really matter if the odd kid dies?” in Education Journal 256 (2016): 15-19. [Abstract] Summary: Waterman is the former Executive Director of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS). In this article he addresses the death of Dylan Seabridge, … Continue reading

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