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Educating children at home

Author: Alan Thomas
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 1998.
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With increasing numbers of parents choosing to educate their children at home, an opportunity exists to explore education outside the school environment. Parents often discover that classroom approaches to teaching and learning do not easily translate into the home. As a result, some radically adjust their approach to educating their children, in some instances virtually abandoning any structured teaching or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thomas, Alan.
Educating children at home.
London ; New York : Continuum, 1998
(DLC) 2004556833
(OCoLC)51863507
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Thomas
ISBN: 9780826446718 082644671X
OCLC Number: 275579766
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 140 pages)
Contents: Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Theoretical Background I: Teaching Children Individually; 3 Theoretical Background II: Learning in the Early Years; 4 Why Do Parents Choose to Educate Their Children at Home?; 5 Teaching at Home; 6 Becoming Less Formal; 7 Informal Learning; 8 A Chronicle of Informal Learning; 9 Literacy; 10 Social Aspects; 11 A Different Kind of Education; References; Index of families; Name index.
Responsibility: Alan Thomas.

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With increasing numbers of parents choosing to educate their children at home, an opportunity exists to explore education outside the school environment. Parents often discover that classroom approaches to teaching and learning do not easily translate into the home. As a result, some radically adjust their approach to educating their children, in some instances virtually abandoning any structured teaching or learning. Focusing on informal learning, this text examines in depth how children can acquire an education simply through everyday experiences. The text sets out to challenge fundamental a.

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