Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447306412 Published December 2013 For sale in North and South America only

Education without Schools

Discovering Alternatives

Helen E. Lees

Helen E. Lees

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

192 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2014
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447306412 Published December 2013 For sale in North and South America only
Education without Schools explores what happens when parents learn that there are legal alternatives to conventional schooling. Based on an empirical case study of families in England who discovered the possibility of elective home education, this book offers a globally relevant analysis of the state’s relationship to education, parental choice, and related human rights issues. Underscoring the fact that education occurs in many different contexts around the world, Helen E. Lees argues that schooling’s dominance has ultimately limited our ability to imagine the full range of educational possibilities. 
Michael J Reiss, Institute of Education, University of London

“Home schooling is under-researched and often misunderstood. Helen Lees' excellent Education without Schools goes a long way to remedying this. It combines insightful empirical work with rigorous conceptual analysis. It makes a major contribution to defining the field."

Contents

List of abbreviations

Notes on author

Acknowledgements

1              Setting the scene

2              Against educationism

3              Why is elective home education important?

4              The theory of the gateless gate of home education

5              Moments of discovery

6              Against discovery of education without schools

7              School exit and home education

8              Understanding discovery differences

9              Concluding remarks

Appendix

References

Index

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