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Title: Homeschooling in Singaporean Chinese families : beyond pedagogues and ideologues
Authors: Tan, Mia Huan
Keywords: Social sciences::Education
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Tan, M. H. (2019). Homeschooling in Singaporean Chinese families : beyond pedagogues and ideologues. Educational Studies, 46(2), 135-153.
Journal: Educational Studies
Abstract: Despite the achievement of the Singapore education system as one of the top performers in international achievement tests, there remains a group of parents who choose to homeschool their children. While this number is increasing, there is a lack of studies conducted in Singapore on why parents decide to homeschool their children. Thus, this study seeks to explore the relevance of home pedagogy by examining the reasons why parents choose homeschooling. Using a qualitative methodology, 10 homeschooling families were interviewed about their motivations for homeschooling. The results of this investigation revealed that parents were motivated by pedagogical and ideological reasons. These include a preference for individualized instruction, a dissatisfaction with an exam-oriented education system, and parents’ religious orientation and beliefs about bilingualism. This study concludes with the observation that parents who favor homeschooling view education as a lifelong process rather than as a set of content to be mastered.
ISSN: 0305-5698
DOI: 10.1080/03055698.2019.1584850
Rights: © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. All rights reserved.
Fulltext Permission: none
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