The Global Home Education Conference to be held 2020 in the Philippines will bring together practitioners, organizational leaders, policy-makers, and researchers from around the world who are interested in the global rise of home education. The conference’s broad goal is to promote greater understanding of home education among practitioners, leaders, and policy-makers.
Conference organizers invite proposals for workshop presentations, papers, and panels. Proposals based upon empirical research with policy implications or a human rights focus are preferred. Graduate students and emerging scholars, in particular, are invited to apply.
- Research and scholarly papers should address issues and concerns relevant to the global home education movement.
- The conference welcomes presentations that are critical as well as supportive of home education.
- Papers may not be previously published in an academic journal or presented at an academic conference.
- Conference registration is required.
- Multiple authorships are acceptable.
Research Questions to Consider:
- What converging factors have given rise to the expanding home education movement worldwide?
- Along what dimensions do homeschoolers in the 21st century compare/contrast with their predecessors?
- What outcomes have been noted among homeschooled students and graduates?
- How do homeschool graduates interpret their homeschool experiences?
- How do teaching parents interpret their homeschool experiences?
- What challenges exist related to researching homeschoolers? What workarounds might ameliorate these challenges?
- What is the societal impact of homeschooling on a school district, region, state, or nation?
- What conclusions can we draw from the data and research published thus far on home education?
- What impact have various regulations and/or public policy initiatives had on both the homeschool movement in a region and society-at-large?
- How should homeschooling be analyzed and critiqued as a cultural phenomenon, educational reform, political movement, and/or economic trend?
- How should homeschooling be framed within the context of the international human rights movement or specific global or regional human rights documents?
Empirical research, policy papers, and theoretical papers in the fields of education, sociology, political science, human rights, and economics will be considered.
Experts within each category will be solicited to provide peer reviews. The committee will make final award decisions, based upon the recommendations of the peer reviewers.
Top papers will be published in a journal or book format following the conference. All accepted submissions will be digitally archived and available on the our website. A partnership with an academic journal or publisher is being established.
Up to $10,000.00 in prizes and travel stipends will be awarded. Two $1,000.00 prizes, plus a $1,500.00 travel stipend, will be awarded for top papers. Up to five $1000.00 travel stipends will be awarded for papers receiving honorable mention.
To sign up for more information and to stay informed about the conference and when we will be accepting proposals, submit a contact email at firstname.lastname@example.org.