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Amee Parker, PhD Candidate

Home Education in Aotearoa/New Zealand

A catalyst for this study comes from a lack of relevant literature, which indicates a need
for further research into a variety of areas regarding home education in Aotearoa/New
Zealand. Further motivation comes from a desire to expand readers’ understandings of
what home education looks like in New Zealand, as well as to explore what it looks like
to those involved. The voices of children and young people who are experiencing home
education first-hand are especially pertinent, as their voices are distinctly lacking in
available research. The home ‘education process’ is also an area of interest as it
incorporates a variety of discourses regarding pedagogy, learning, schooling, and age;
as well as notions of achievement and knowledge.