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National Home Education Research Institute

Homeschooling – home education or home-based education – has grown from nearly extinct in the United States in the 1970s to now about 2 million school-age students. Much research is being done, internationally, on this fast-growing form of education. NHERI focuses on homeschooling research.

The National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI):
  • Does basic research and publishes it
  • Serves as a clearinghouse of research, facts, statistics, and news
  • Keeps you in touch with new research findings – get connected
  • Leads parents to resources about homeschooling
  • Offers a peer-reviewed research journal
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National Home Education Research Institute



NHERI conducts homeschooling research, is a clearinghouse of research for the public, researchers, homeschoolers, the media, and policy makers, and educates the public concerning the findings of all related research. NHERI executes, evaluates, and disseminates studies and information (e.g., statistics, facts, data) on homeschooling (i.e., home schooling, home-based education, home education, home school, home-schooling, unschooling, deschooling, a form of alternative education), publishes reports and the peer-reviewed scholarly journal Home School Researcher, and serves in consulting, academic achievement tests, and expert witness (in courts and legislatures).

PO Box 13939
Salem, OR 97309
503-364-3837 fax
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