These 5 short videos below have been extracted with permission from a session entitled “Family Rights Regarding Children’s Education: A Brief Look Into the Most Recent Changes (Europe)” at the Global Home Education Conference, November 2020.
This two hour session comprised reports from several European countries. British home educators will find these videos help them to appreciate the similarity of the issues being faced in other European countries.
The full video can be viewed on the GHEX website – free registration required, which allows access to recordings of all conference sessions.
One of the other GHEX speakers, Guillaume de Thieulloy from France, also provided an update in this session, but the situation there is developing very fast. More recent information can be found on the website of a coalition of French home educators organisations which has come together to resist the proposals to ban home education in France except for exceptional circumstances.
Yesterday (18 Jan.) French news service FRI, published this helpful English language report on a protest held the previous day in Paris – “French families defend home-schooling, under threat in debate on separatism.” The report illustrates the similarities in the arguments being used against educational freedom in France and in Great Britain.
Catherine Sunshine – Republic of Ireland.
Home Education Advocate (particular interest in policy making and Law)
Marek Budajezak – Poland.
Dr Hab., Professor UAM in Educational Sciences, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan.