Home Education in Germany: An Overview of the Contemporary Situation

  title={Home Education in Germany: An Overview of the Contemporary Situation},
  author={Thomas Spiegler},
  journal={Evaluation \& Research in Education},
  pages={179 - 190}
  • T. Spiegler
  • Published 15 May 2003
  • Education
  • Evaluation & Research in Education
This paper gives an overview of the situation of home education in Germany. The first results from a predominantly qualitative research project are presented. This combines participant observation, content analysis and qualitative interviews for a thorough sociological analysis of the German home education movement. Compulsory school attendance exists in Germany and home education is not allowed. Contraventions are regarded as an administrative or an indictable offence. Nevertheless, about 500… 

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