Can't Go, Won't Go: An Alternative
Approach to School Refusal
School refusal, sometimes called 'school phobia', is a complex
and often contentious issue affecting rising numbers of children.
Coping with this issue can tear families apart and leave lasting
affects on children.
In "Can't Go, Won't Go" Mike Fortune-Wood
looks at the scale of the problem and how families are treated
by a range of statutory authorities.Interspersed with moving
accounts from families who have struggled with school refusal,
sometimes over a decade or more, this important and ground-breaking
book sign-posts the need for better communication and strategies
from service providers from schools to psychologists.
It suggests that the current trend to either medicalise or demonise
children who refuse to go to school will only add to society's
problems as well as damaging the individuals concerned. Fortune-Wood
goes on to document an alternative approach; that of removing children
from school to home educate them, suggesting that far from leading
to disaster (as professionals often predict) this can become a
life enhancing decission.
Can't Go Won't Go is now out of print and only available
as a Kindle
The Face of Home-Based Education, Part 1: Who, Why
The demographics, choice and methodology of home
education, who home educates, why do they do so and what kind of
educational philosophy informs the provision of education in the
Face of Home-Based Education, Part 1" (£10.00 incl.
postage & packing)
The Face of Home-Based Education, Part 2: Numbers,
Support & Special Needs
How many home educators are there, how do home educators
obtain support and access services. What attitudes home educators
hold regarding local authorities and why and finally the experiences
of families who home educate special needs children?
Face of Home-Based Education, Part 2" (£10.00 incl.
postage & packing)