Home School Graduates and Their Mothers Talk About Literacy Instruction
Interviews, face-to-face, high school graduates of homeschooling and their mothers about their literacy experiences to elicit in-depth literacy information in an informal non-threatening way, with the potential of pursuing desired information that might not be reported on a written questionnaire. Addresses many topics such as reading aloud, early memories, decoding, comprehension, favorite books, literature, vocabulary, grammar, spelling, writing, Christian materials, other instructional materials and techniques, Time Spent on Reading and Language Arts, family co-operatives, reading problems, current reading, what would you do differently?, and would you homeschool your own children?
June D. Knafle, Ph.D., and Alice Legenza Wescott, Ph.D., Volume 16, No. 2, 2005, p. 1-12
Religious Outcomes in Conventionally Schooled and Home Schooled YouthPurposes to determine if outcomes of home educated students were commensurate with the religious objectives given by many as reason for choosing home-based education by comparing responses to the instrument entitled Daily Challenges Inventory. Significant difference between homeschooled and conventionally schooled youth was found on 14 items of the DCI. The homeschooled group was significantly less likely to watch MTV; use drugs; lie to a parent, teacher, or other older person; attempt suicide; drink enough alcohol to be legally drunk; or gamble. Homeschoolers were also significantly less likely to describe themselves as too busy, stressed out, angry with life, confused, or always tired. Conventionally schooled youth were significantly more likely to describe themselves as upbeat, encouraged, and seeking answers.
T. Wayne McEntire, Ph.D., Volume 16, No. 2, 2005, p. 13-18