European Conference on Educational Research Annual conference of the European Educational Research Association
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Martin Myers (Presented paper), 6 Sep 2018
This paper examines the experiences of Muslim families who choose to home educate their children. Drawing on 10 case studies with Muslim families from a larger study exploring the experiences of a diverse range of home educators (including middle class families, families whose children had special educational needs, families from different religious backgrounds and different ethnicities). The work of Ulrich Beck (1992, 2006) is used to discuss how ‘risk’ is understood in relation to home education generally and Muslim home educators specifically.
Many families choose home education in response to identifying risks associated with schooling; simultaneously home educators themselves are often identified as putting their children ‘at risk’ (Bhopal and Myers, 2018). These already ambiguous patterns of risk, sit within more complex narratives in which different types of family are identified as being more or less likely to put their children ‘at risk’ depending on their class or ethnicity (Bhopal and Myers, 2016). Muslim home educating families were identified by OFSTED (2016) as putting children ‘at risk’ of radicalisation.
European Conference on Educational Research Annual conference of the European Educational Research Association: Inclusion and Exclusion, Resources for Educational Research
|Abbreviated title||ECER 2018|
|Duration||4 Sep 2018 → 7 Sep 2018|
|Location of event||Libera Università di Bolzano/Freie Universität Bozen|
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|Degree of recognition||International event|
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › Article
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-review