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Homeschooling Research, Studies, and Scholarship

Homeschooling and the homeschool community have undergone a notable resurgence around the world since the late 1970s. Homeschooling research is growing quickly. This page is your gateway to research and academic perspectives and scholarship regarding the homeschool movement in general and homeschool families and children (or students) in particular, and homeschooling in the context of larger society. Other terms similar to homeschooling are home schooling, home education, home-based education, and unschooling.

Here are a few key resources on homeschooling research:

Facts on Homeschooling – Most Current FREE to print out
Homeschooling and Child Abuse, Child Neglect, and Child Fatalities, by Brian D. Ray, Ph.D.
African American Homeschool Parents’ Motivations for Homeschooling and Their Black Children’s Academic Achievement, in the Journal of School Choice, by Brian D. Ray, Ph.D.
2.04 Million Homeschool Students in the United States in 2010 FREE to print out
Gen2 Survey: A Spiritual and Educational Survey on Christian Millennials FREE to print out
Academic Achievement and Demographic Traits of Homeschool Students: A Nationwide Study, 2010 FREE to print out
Bibliography of Research: Selected Key International References FREE to print out

Research Studies, References, Academic Scholarship, and Bibliographies
Access, explore, sort, and export more than 1,800 annotated homeschool research references, and more.

Home School Researcher Journal
Home School Research is a peer-reviewed, refereed, academic journal.

Homeschooling Research News
The National Home Education Research Institute regularly announces new homeschooling research that is done by NHERI, scholars associated with institutions, and independent researchers from around the world.

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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).

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