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Elective Home Education?

parents of home educated children living with SEN's tell their stories.

The Project:

I am collecting people's stories about their experiences as parents of children with SENs. I will be publishing them as part of a series of Kindle ebooks later this year.

The idea is for them to be inspirational, informative and sometimes emotional explorations of why families take the huge decision to move away from the norm and home educate their children.

Parents of children with SENs have often complained that the favoured term "elective home education", assumes that all parents who take total responsibility for their child's education, freely chose to do so.

It is understood by experienced home educators that for many the decission to home educate is far from voluntary. Some parents complain that their experiences of state provision was so dire, that their children suffered so greatly as a result of exposure to it, that they had no realistic option but to home educate.

This book will be their stories in their words.

What I Need:
  • An anonymous account of why you home educate from the perspective of either adults or children who are or have been home educated and have specail needs.
  • Please change names, the work should be anonymised
  • It should be between 250 and 1,500 words, though I will consider longer items
  • The ages of the children being home educated
  • Include the country where you home Educate[d]
  • Include how long you have home educated
  • Deadline End of October 2016

Your story should be sent here

(It will be assumed that permission for publication is granted by those sending stories to this address.)

The work will be published, as a kindle as an anthology of people's stories in a Kindle book. Editing will be minimal. This book may be published later as a print copy.

Please feel free to pass this on to home education networks. Thank you.

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