The Case for Home Schooling

The Case for Home Schooling

Teacher turned home-educator Anna Dusseau explores the purpose of education, how children learn and the benefits of home education. She addresses key questions and suggests activities and ways to start homeschooling.

Author: Anna Dusseau

Publisher: Hawthorn Press

ISBN: 9781912480418

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Teacher turned home-educator Anna Dusseau explores the purpose of education, how children learn and the benefits of home education. She addresses key questions and suggests activities and ways to start homeschooling.
Categories: Education

Home Schooling

Home Schooling

This significant volume studies the growing body of research on home education, and offers a broad analysis of this movement.

Author: Mary Pitman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0893917060

Category: Education

Page: 217

View: 348

This significant volume studies the growing body of research on home education, and offers a broad analysis of this movement. Introductory chapters present the most current information on the demographics of the movement and on the social and academic outcomes of home education. Beyond these data, the broader implications of the movement are considered in chapters discussing legal issues and policy analysis. Additional chapters provide historical and sociological analysis of the conflicts between parents and schools that often precipitate the decision to home school. The volume ends with an anthropological analysis of learning in the informal home setting and a philosophical critique of the movement as an abandonment of a belief in the efficacy of common schooling.
Categories: Education

Home Schooling

Home Schooling

Author: Maralee Mayberry

Publisher: Corwin

ISBN: UOM:39015032279443

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 471

An increasing proportion of parents in the United States are turning to home-based education for their children. If this trend continues, as much as two per cent of school-age children may be taught in this way by the end of the century. Home Schooling presents an overview of home education which reflects its multidimensional nature. The volume also enhances the possibility of cooperative relations between professional and home educators. Parents, teachers, school board members and researchers will find this invaluable reading.
Categories: Education

Homeschooling in New View Hc

Homeschooling in New View  Hc

Home schooling is an important and growing American phenomenon with only our first edition in the field. This new 2nd edition will appeal to the home school world, people interested in American education, and the private school community.

Author: Bruce S. Cooper

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781681233512

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 331

Home schooling is an important and growing American phenomenon with only our first edition in the field. This new 2nd edition will appeal to the home school world, people interested in American education, and the private school community. Changes in the educational environment in the US over the last ten years have prompted growing numbers of parents to withdraw their children from public education. Currently, four percent of school-age children in the United States are home schooled. An array of educational researchers present various legal, philosophical, and personal perspectives to this new volume. Changes in schooling and home schooling in Great Britain bring an interesting international perspective to this collection of research-based information.
Categories: Education

The Wiley Handbook of Home Education

The Wiley Handbook of Home Education

The Wiley Handbook of Home Education is a comprehensive collection of the latest scholarship in all aspects of home education in the United States and abroad.

Author: Milton Gaither

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118926932

Category: Education

Page: 544

View: 702

The Wiley Handbook of Home Education is a comprehensive collection of the latest scholarship in all aspects of home education in the United States and abroad. Presents the latest findings on academic achievement of home-schooled children, issues of socialization, and legal argumentation about home-schooling and government regulation A truly global perspective on home education, this handbook includes the disparate work of scholars outside of the U.S. Typically understudied topics are addressed, such as the emotional lives of home educating mothers and the impact of home education on young adults Writing is accessible to students, scholars, educators, and anyone interested in home schooling issues
Categories: Education

Home Schooling

Home Schooling

Scholars estimate that about 2 million Americans ages 5 through 17 are home schooled.

Author: Marcia Clemmitt

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:876280948

Category: Home schooling

Page: 24

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Scholars estimate that about 2 million Americans ages 5 through 17 are home schooled. That's less than 4 percent of the total U.S. noncollege student population but double the number 15 years ago. Parents from a wide spectrum of ethnic, religious and political backgrounds home school, many to accommodate their children's unique learning needs. Scholarly research suggests, however, that most home-school families are white, politically conservative evangelical Christians who reject public schools for religious or moral reasons. After decades of advocacy against government supervision, home-schoolers in most states operate with little or no oversight of their curriculum, teaching methods or other practices. As home education has grown, a few cases of abuse and educational neglect have come to light, raising the question of whether more should be done to protect home-schooled children's interests. And with more parents saying they home school to provide their children with individualized learning, some analysts wonder whether public schools should adopt more such approaches as well.
Categories: Home schooling

A Parent s Guide to Home Schooling

A Parent s Guide to Home Schooling

Provides answers and resources for questions about topics including legal requirements, use of public school facilities, and providing both a social and academic education while home schooling.

Author: Tamra Orr

Publisher: Mars Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1931199094

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 101

Provides answers and resources for questions about topics including legal requirements, use of public school facilities, and providing both a social and academic education while home schooling.
Categories: Education

Kingdom of Children

Kingdom of Children

Kingdom of Children aptly places home schoolers within longer traditions of American social activism.

Author: Mitchell L. Stevens

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400824809

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 334

More than one million American children are schooled by their parents. As their ranks grow, home schoolers are making headlines by winning national spelling bees and excelling at elite universities. The few studies conducted suggest that homeschooled children are academically successful and remarkably well socialized. Yet we still know little about this alternative to one of society's most fundamental institutions. Beyond a vague notion of children reading around the kitchen table, we don't know what home schooling looks like from the inside. Sociologist Mitchell Stevens goes behind the scenes of the homeschool movement and into the homes and meetings of home schoolers. What he finds are two very different kinds of home education--one rooted in the liberal alternative school movement of the 1960s and 1970s and one stemming from the Christian day school movement of the same era. Stevens explains how this dual history shapes the meaning and practice of home schooling today. In the process, he introduces us to an unlikely mix of parents (including fundamentalist Protestants, pagans, naturalists, and educational radicals) and notes the core values on which they agree: the sanctity of childhood and the primacy of family in the face of a highly competitive, bureaucratized society. Kingdom of Children aptly places home schoolers within longer traditions of American social activism. It reveals that home schooling is not a random collection of individuals but an elaborate social movement with its own celebrities, networks, and characteristic lifeways. Stevens shows how home schoolers have built their philosophical and religious convictions into the practical structure of the cause, and documents the political consequences of their success at doing so. Ultimately, the history of home schooling serves as a parable about the organizational strategies of the progressive left and the religious right since the 1960s.Kingdom of Children shows what happens when progressive ideals meet conventional politics, demonstrates the extraordinary political capacity of conservative Protestantism, and explains the subtle ways in which cultural sensibility shapes social movement outcomes more generally.
Categories: Education

Home Schooling

Home Schooling

During the nineteenth century, social reformers took hold of an already existing institution—the school—and sought to make it compulsory.

Author: Kyle Greenwalt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789463004749

Category: Education

Page: 120

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During the nineteenth century, social reformers took hold of an already existing institution—the school—and sought to make it compulsory. In the process, they supplanted parents and domestic life—the home—as the primary educational force for childrenAs education was taken out of the home, American classrooms were at the same time remade into a particular kind of home life—one based upon a sentimentalized maternity, where love can always triumph over the “public” and “masculine” forces of competition, merit, and hierarchyAnd so love entered into the discourse of teachingIn this model, a good teacher loves her students. She makes her classroom into a home. Like a good mother, she sacrifices for them, enduring long hours of isolation, low pay, and little public support or recognition. Students, in their turn, should love their teacher. To please her, they should learn the values that would sustain a more virtuous republic. Parenting, through all of this, was redefined as a private activity. Battle lines were drawn and the stakes were love, learning and controlIt doesn’t need to be this wayIt is time to rethink the ways in which parents and teachers interact with one another. It is time to redefine “homeschooling” as something all families engage in and that all public schools should seek to support
Categories: Education

Honey I Homeschooled the Kids

Honey  I Homeschooled the Kids

This book is an honest and no holds barred guide for anyone interested in embarking on the homeschooling journey.

Author: Nadia Sawalha

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529350609

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 285

A personal and practical guide to homeschooling by Loose Women's Nadia Sawalha and her husband Mark Adderley. TV presenter Nadia and her husband Mark took their two children out of mainstream school five years ago. Since then they have homeschooled them. At a time when so many of us are being forced to rethink our roles as parents and teachers, Mark and Nadia bring their experiences - the good and the bad - and offer a candid and practical guide to teaching at home. Statistics show that the number of homeschooled children in the UK has increased by 40% over the last three years, and the rate is steadily increasing. With humour and frankness Nadia and Mark share the challenges and rewards of their home school experiences, and ask what 'success' really means when it comes to our children's education. Bringing their energy, enthusiasm and openness to what is becoming an ever more relevant aspect of our lives, Honey, I Home Schooled the Kids will share obstacles, insights and resources that all parents can learn from, whether they're looking for help supporting their child at school or if they have decided to take the plunge and home school. This book is an honest and no holds barred guide for anyone interested in embarking on the homeschooling journey.
Categories: Education

Family Matters

Family Matters

A high school English teacher, Guterson and his wife educate their own children at home. “A literate primer for anyone who wants to know more about alternatives to the schools” (Kirkus Reviews). Index.

Author: David Guterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054753938X

Category: Education

Page: 264

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An honest, perceptive discussion of children, education, and our common life as a nation by the bestselling author of Snow Falling on Cedars. A high school English teacher, Guterson and his wife educate their own children at home. “A literate primer for anyone who wants to know more about alternatives to the schools” (Kirkus Reviews). Index.
Categories: Education

Autism and Flexischooling

Autism and Flexischooling

Explores the advantages and disadvantages of flexischooling, or having a student attend school part-time and be homeschooled the rest of the time, for autistic children so that parents can determine what is right for their child. Original.

Author: Clare Lawrence

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849052795

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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Explores the advantages and disadvantages of flexischooling, or having a student attend school part-time and be homeschooled the rest of the time, for autistic children so that parents can determine what is right for their child. Original.
Categories: Psychology

Home Learning Year by Year Revised and Updated

Home Learning Year by Year  Revised and Updated

Now revised throughout with all-new updates featuring the most effective and up-to-date methods and reading guides to homeschool your child at all ages, Home Learning Year by Year continues to be the definitive book for the homeschooling ...

Author: Rebecca Rupp

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780525576976

Category: Education

Page: 576

View: 783

A comprehensive guide to designing homeschool curriculum, from one of the country’s foremost homeschooling experts—now revised and updated! Homeschooling can be a tremendous gift to your children—a personalized educational experience tailored to each kid’s interests, abilities, and learning styles. But what to teach, and when, and how? Especially for first-time homeschoolers, the prospect of tackling an annual curriculum can be daunting. In Home Learning Year by Year, Rebecca Rupp presents comprehensive plans from preschool through high school, covering integral subjects for each grade, with lists of topics commonly presented at each level, recommended resource and reading lists, and suggestions for creative alternative options and approaches. Included, along with all the educational basics, are techniques and resources for teaching everything from philosophy to engineering, as well as suggestions for dealing with such sensitive topics as sex education. Now revised throughout with all-new updates featuring the most effective and up-to-date methods and reading guides to homeschool your child at all ages, Home Learning Year by Year continues to be the definitive book for the homeschooling parent.
Categories: Education

Worldwide Guide to Homeschooling 2004 2005

Worldwide Guide to Homeschooling  2004 2005

An analysis of the status of home schooling worldwide, with a focus on the United States. Clearly distilled facts, statistics, general information, and personal profiles of homeschoolers.

Author: Brian D. Ray

Publisher: B & H Publishing Group

ISBN: 080542606X

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 618

An analysis of the status of home schooling worldwide, with a focus on the United States. Clearly distilled facts, statistics, general information, and personal profiles of homeschoolers.
Categories: Education

Instead of Education

Instead of Education

Holt's most direct and radical challenge to the educational status quo and a clarion call to parents to save their children from schools of all kinds.

Author: John Holt

Publisher: Sentient Publications

ISBN: 9781591810094

Category: Education

Page: 250

View: 436

Holt's most direct and radical challenge to the educational status quo and a clarion call to parents to save their children from schools of all kinds.
Categories: Education