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Investigating parental motivation for alternative education

Enquêter sur les choix des parents pour les éducations alternatives

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Published on Monday, June 24, 2019 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

What are parents’ motives to educate without school ? Among the most spontaneously questions addressed to homeschooling, this question has been one of the most researched by scholars, particularly in the United States. Thinking in terms of parental “choice”, “reasons”, “motivations” or “decisions” electing alternative education leads however to conceptual and empirical challenges. To discuss these theoretical and methodological issues of the scientific study of “parental alternative choices”, the workshop gathers researchers whose investigations, about parents who home educate and/or parents who school their children in alternative schools, use diverse concepts or techniques.

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Argument

What are parents’ motives to educate without school ?

Among the most spontaneously questions addressed to homeschooling, this question has been one of the most researched by scholars, particularly in the United States.

Thinking in terms of parental "choice", "reasons", "motivations" or "decisions" electing alternative education leads however to conceptual and empirical challenges.

To discuss these theoretical and methodological issues of the scientific study of "parental alternative choices", the workshop gathers researchers whose investigations, about parents who home educate and/or parents who school their children in alternative schools, use diverse concepts or techniques. 

This workshop is funded by the University of Paris-Seine Cergy-Pontoise (INEX-2018-PE80) and by the French National Research Agency (ANR-18-CE28-0014).

Registration

Access is free under previous registration through the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/keW1BXx6z49tc11D3

Exchanges will be mainly in English, but synthetic translations may be collectively provided.

Program

  • 9h00-9h30 : Coffee
  • 9h30-9h45 Philippe Bongrand (ÉMA, Université Paris Seine Cergy-Pontoise) : Introduction
  • 9h45 - 10h15 Milton Gaither (ICHER & Messiah College) : Motivation for Home Education Around the World. An Historical Orientation
  • 10h15-11h15 Daniel Gabaldón Estevan (Universidad de Valencia) : Family Characteristics and Early Schooling Decisions : the Case of the City of Valencia
  • 11h15-11h30 : Coffee Break
  • 11h30-12h30 Pauline Proboeuf (OSC, Sciences Po) : From Parenting Choices to School Choices. Lessons From a Survey Research About French Parents Favoring Alternative Education

12h30-13h30 : lunch

Places

  • ZAC des Barbanniers, avenue Marcel-Paul
    Gennevilliers, France (92)

Date(s)

  • Friday, June 28, 2019

Keywords

  • school choice, homeschooling, alternative education

Contact(s)

  • Philippe Bongrand
    courriel : philippe [dot] bongrand [at] u-cergy [dot] fr

Information source

  • Philippe Bongrand
    courriel : philippe [dot] bongrand [at] u-cergy [dot] fr

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« Investigating parental motivation for alternative education », Study days, Calenda, Published on Monday, June 24, 2019, https://calenda.org/646346

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