ARPHA Proceedings 1: 1361-1370, doi: 10.3897/ap.1.e1291
A Study of Parental Interests and Motivation for Home Education in Russia and in the United States
expand article infoRamil R. Garifullin
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Parental motivation behind home education is one of the largely unexplored educational issues in Russia. The purpose of this study is to explore parents’ interests and motivation for home education and to identify the reasons that influence the degree of parental interest and motivation to undertake home educational services. For this re-search, we formulated a questionnaire that we presented to a group of parents. It became clear from their answers that some parents definitely wish to employ home educational services, some do not plan to do it, and some openly reject home education even as a possibility. One of the aims of the study was to make a comparative analysis of our results with those obtained in similar studies conducted in the USA and to identify reasons that can explain the differences in attitude towards home education in Russia and in the USA. During the interviews with parents, we managed to identify their interests and motivation for choosing the services of home tutors. The consideration of these interests and motivation may prove to be useful when organising home-education services and conducting the tutors’ training.
school choice; home education; home tutor; parental motivations; parental interests; parental values; motivation