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Elective Home Education: a test case for limitations of rights

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November 4, 2022
room 0G.007, School of SSESW, 69/71 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1HL
10:00 - 11:30

Centre for Children's Rights Seminar
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

The number of parents choosing to electively home educate is increasing across a number of jurisdictions. The challenges it poses for law and policy makers go to the heart of long standing debates about tensions between parents’ and children’s rights, the tenacity of particular forms of childhood and the very meaning of ‘liberal democracy’. In looking at the motives of parents and comparative perspectives this paper suggests that the issue is not only one that is likely to grow in significance but one that presents a perfect test case for thinking about key frameworks for children’s rights.

About the Speaker
Daniel Monk is Professor of Law at Birkbeck, University of London. His research has explored a wide range of issues relating to families, children, education and sexuality. It draws on a wide variety of methods: doctrinal, qualitative empirical research, archival, literary and historical. He is one of the editors of Child and Family Law Quarterly.

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