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“Tell me one thing:” Exploring the role of parent/educators in the homeschool environment

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dc.contributor.author Efford, Karen E.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-11T15:48:33Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-11T15:48:33Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-01-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/7739
dc.description.abstract Homeschooling can provide the opportunity for an inspiring educational journey facilitated by a parent/educator. Stepping away from social norms, and fostering strong relationships, influences and supports the negotiation of this dual role in this alternative learning environment. The line between parent and educator is often blurred and challenging to tease apart as parent/educators strive to support the unique learning interests and goals of their students. In this thesis I consider the negotiation between these roles by examining the lived experience of homeschool parent/educators through the themes of relationships, normalization and ‘We are teachers’. British Columbia, Canada (BC) is the context and influences analysis, findings and recommendations. The new BC Ministry of Education’s curriculum's “transformational” focus is used to support the position taken in this thesis that parent/educators are teachers in their own right. The author’s unique experience as a homeschool parent/educator herself provides the opportunity for a greater understanding into this under researched pedagogy. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Homeschooling en_US
dc.subject Alternative Education en_US
dc.subject Parent-Teacher Role en_US
dc.subject Project Based Learning en_US
dc.subject Individualized Education en_US
dc.title “Tell me one thing:” Exploring the role of parent/educators in the homeschool environment en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Prendergast, Monica
dc.degree.department Department of Curriculum and Instruction en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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