Category Archives: Policy/Regulation

IMPACT OF REGULATION: One Mother’s Story

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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VIRTUAL SCHOOLS IN THE U.S.: Directory and Performance Review (2016 Update)

Record: Gary Miron and Charisse Gulosino, Virtual Schools Report 2016: Directory and Performance Review. Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center, (2016). [Available Here] Introduction: This report is the fourth in an annual series published by the National Education Policy Center (NEPC). The first report in 2013 … Continue reading

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EXTENDED SCHOOl NON-ATTENDERS: Developing Best Practice

Record: Isabel Rose Gregory and Anita Purcell, “Extended School Non-Attenders’ Views: Developing Best Practice.” Educational Psychology in Practice, 30, No. 1 (2014), 37-50. [Abstract] Summary: This article from the UK by Isabel Rose Gregory from the West Berkshire Educational Psychology Service and Anita Purcell from the … 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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PARENTAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN PUBLIC EDUCATION: Social Force or Policy Problem?

Record: Anat Gofen and Paula Blomqvist, “Parental Entrepreneurship in Public Education: A Social Force or a Policy Problem?” in Journal of Education Policy 29, no. 4 (2014): 546-569. [Abstract] Summary: Gofen is an assitant professor at The Federmann School of Public Policy and Governance as part of The … Continue reading

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A CHILD’S RIGHT TO ATTEND PUBLIC SCHOOL: A Legal Perspective

Record: Carmen Green, “Educational Empowerment: A Child’s Right to Attend Public School” in The Georgetown Law Journal, 103, (2015): 1090-1133. [Available Here] Summary: Carmen Green is a student at Georgetown Law. In this article she explores the issues of abuse and neglect among the … Continue reading

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HOME SCHOOLING IN CANADA: A Fraser Institute Report

Record: Deani Neven Van Pelt, “Home Schooling in Canada: The Current Picture–2015 Edition.”  Barbara Mitchell Center for Improvement in Education (June 2015).  [Available Here] Summary: Van Pelt, who has published occasional studies of home education since 2003, is director of … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON HOME EDUCATION: Do We Still Need Schools?

International Perspectives of Home Education discusses home-based education in a wide variety of countries such as the UK, USA, Australia, Israel, Afghanistan, Norway, Germany and more. The volume was edited by Paula Rothermel, a UK academic in the field of … Continue reading

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VIRTUAL SCHOOLS IN THE U.S.: A Comprehensive Analysis (2015 Update)

Record: Alex Molnar, ed., Virtual Schools in the U.S. 2015: Politics, Performance, Policy, and Research Evidence (Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center, 2014). [Available Here] Introduction: This report is the third in an annual series published by the National Education Policy Center (NEPC). The first … Continue reading

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RECONCILING POLICY DISSONANCE: How Governments Respond when Citizens Rebel

Record: Anat Gofen, “Reconciling Policy Dissonance: Patterns of Governmental Response to Policy Noncompliance” in Policy Sciences 48, no. 1 (2014): 3-24. [Abstract] Summary: Gofen is a lecturer at The Federmann School of Public Policy and Governance as part of The Hebrew University of … Continue reading

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