Fundamental elements in examining a child’s right to education : a study of home education research and regulation in Australia

Jackson, Glenda and Allan, Sonia 2010, Fundamental elements in examining a child’s right to education : a study of home education research and regulation in Australia, International electronic journal of elementary education, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 349-364.

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Title Fundamental elements in examining a child’s right to education : a study of home education research and regulation in Australia
Author(s) Jackson, Glenda
Allan, Sonia
Journal name International electronic journal of elementary education
Volume number 2
Issue number 3
Start page 349
End page 364
Publisher International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education
Place of publication Kutahya, Turkey
Publication date 2010-07
ISSN 1307-9298
Summary Home education provides valuable educational and developmental opportunities for children. An examination of Australia’s research indicates many best educational practices, including more informed mediation, contextualised learning, and opportunities to exercise autonomy. Key features include learning embedded in communities and program modification in response to students’ needs. Current state and territory legal requirements are examined within the context of this research and Australia’s obligations to international human rights treaties. All jurisdictions accept home education as one way to meet compulsory education requirements. The extent to which respective laws then reflect understanding of home education research and practice varies. Most jurisdictions allow for a variety of educational approaches. Some oversight regulation could however be modified to reflect a better understanding of home education. Consultation with home educators and reference to research would assist the development of more uniform legislation and policy across Australia, and enable better regulatory practice.
Language eng
Field of Research 189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education
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