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It is the parents’ legal responsibility to make sure that their children receive an appropriate education and homeschooling is given as an option in Denmark’s constitution. Parents are required to notify the municipality of the location and who will be teaching the child. The quality of education is expected to be comparable to the education offered in public school; inspections are carried out and homeschooled students are expected to take a yearly test. Homeschooled children are expected to perform at the same levels as children who attend normal schools. Homeschooling can be terminated if an inspector deems a child’s home education to be inadequate.

Reference: Blok, H. & Karsten, S. (2011). Inspection of home education in European countries. European Journal of Education, 46(1), 144.

Please Note: Since homeschooling regulations change periodically and legal interpretations may vary, these data should be verified with legal counsel as well.