Home Education in the United Kingdom: Policy, Practice, and Challenges

Shohel, M. Mahruf C.; Akter, Naznin; Rahman, Md Shajedur; Mahmud, Arif and Ahsan, Muhammad Shajjad (2021). Home Education in the United Kingdom: Policy, Practice, and Challenges. In: English, Rebecca ed. Global Perspectives on Home Education in the 21st Century. IGI Global, pp. 178–199.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-6681-7.ch013

Abstract

Home education is the fastest growing educational movement in the world and the research remains limited on why and how it has become so popular. This chapter highlights the historical development of home education and its legal base in the context of the United Kingdom. It also explores many of the current issues facing the home educators, the government of the UK, and the wider community. Based on the existing literature, it briefly explores the history of the home education movement in the UK and how policy and practice come to this point at this time. It investigates the different perspectives on how and why home education is the fastest growing educational movement in the 21st century's UK.

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