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Journal:   CURRICULUM PLANNING KNOWLEDGE & RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES   WINTER 2013 , Volume 9 , Number 35; Page(s) 1 To 14.
 
Paper: 

WHATH"S BEHIND THE GROWTH IN HOMESCHOOLING IN IRAN: A QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

 
 
Author(s):  FATHI VAJARGAH KOOROS*, KHORASANI ABASALT, ROODI MOHAMMAD TAGHI
 
* FACULTY OF PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES, BEHESHTI UNIVERSITY, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Homeschooling is defined as educating the child by parents in home environment. In this approach curricula and teaching methods are determined by child and their parent. The current research was aimed at studying the factors influencing on tendency to homeschooling. In this qualitative a sample of 9 families selected based on purposeful sampling and using the snowballing method. Method for gathering data included semi-structured interview and autobiography. Results shoe that economic factors were not considered as an effective to tendency to home schooling from the parent's standpoint. Parents believed that the most important socio-cultural factors affecting the tendency to home schooling were as following, being the competitive climate within schools, lack of the ethical education and human values in school curricula, educational experiences of parents and taking the responsibility from parents. In addition to, parents referred to this reasons as educational and pedagogical factors leading to homeschooling, dissatisfaction with the school curricula, teaching methods and lack of autonomy in learning, attending to the interests and needs of child. Active methods and being opportunities for mutual learning. Centralization and politicization of education also mentioned as influential policies in tendency to home schooling. Results also indicate that tendency of parents to home schooling is not only because of dissatisfaction with schooling, but also because of positive homeschooling factors and incentives.

 
Keyword(s): EDUCATION, HOMESCHOOLING, CURRICULA, FORMAL EDUCATION, SCHOOL
 
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