Tag Archives: Badman Review

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

Posted in International, Special Needs | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in International | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in International, Pedagogy | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in International, Policy/Regulation | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on DOES IT REALLY MATTER IF THE ODD KID DIES?: A Look at the Death of Dylan Seabridge

OPINIONS AND LIFESTYLE SURVEY: Characteristics of Home Educating Families in the UK

Record: Emma Smith and Jeanette Nelson, “Using the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey to Examine the Prevalence and Characteristics of Families who Home Educate in the UK” in Educational Studies, 41 (3), (2015): 312-325. [Abstract] Summary: Emma Smith is a professor of Education at the University … Continue reading

Posted in International, Parental Motivation, Research Methodology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on OPINIONS AND LIFESTYLE SURVEY: Characteristics of Home Educating Families in the UK

EDUCATION WITHOUT SCHOOLS: Home Education in the UK, part 1

Record: Helen E.  Lees, Education Without Schools: Discovering Alternatives (Bristol, UK: Policy Press, 2014). [Abstract Here] Summary: Lees, a Visiting Research Fellow in Education and Theology at York St. John University in England and founding editor of the online journal … Continue reading

Posted in International, Parental Motivation, Pedagogy, Socialization | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on EDUCATION WITHOUT SCHOOLS: Home Education in the UK, part 1