Home education in the French-speaking part of Switzerland: Portrait of families, parental motivations and educational practices

Keywords: Switzerland; home education; homeschooling; motivations; educational practices

Abstract

Home education is a little-known but developing educational option. This first survey in the French-speaking part of Switzerland documents the reasons for this choice, the educational practices and the socio-demographic profile of 137 families. The reasons expressed by these parents are many and varied. Their main decision-making factors are social or pedagogical: a critique of motivation and socialization in the context of school, the search for enrichment of family relationships, an educational project pursued under parental responsibility, and a critique of cantonal educational programs and of school teaching methods. The results also reveal situations of childhood suffering in schools.

Published
2021-12-23
How to Cite
Brabant, C., Donzé, T., Favre Perret, M., & Bubenzer, P. (2021). Home education in the French-speaking part of Switzerland: Portrait of families, parental motivations and educational practices. Swiss Journal of Educational Research, 43(3), 430–450. https://doi.org/10.24452/sjer.43.3.7 (Original work published December 21, 2021)
Section
Varia