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Concerns around home education rooted in class and ethnicity (Birmingham Uni)

There are different narratives around home education for different families

Concerns around home education are rooted in racism and perceptions of class says Professor Kalwant Bhopal, co-author with Martin Myers of a new book called Home Schooling and Home Education: Race, Class and Inequality. White middle-class home educators are viewed as “having made a challenging but exciting lifestyle choice”. Other families are viewed as inherently riskier, shown for example by claims that home educated Muslim children are at risk of radicalisation. “The other narrative revolves around a poor, inadequate and often marginalised family for whom home education is viewed as representing a kind of falling off the radar.”

Read in full: Home schooling concerns rooted in class and ethnicity, say researchers (Birmingham University, 18 May 2018) 

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