ATTITUDES OF PARENTS about public schools have been seriously affected by many factors: these include the perceived increase of secular humanism (i.e, the public institutionalization of humanistic values), drug usage, teenage pregnancy and sexual promiscuity, and concern about the attainability of former President Bush’s national goals for education..
John A. Fegley, Vol. 8, No. 4, 1992, p. 9-16
THROUGHOUT HISTORY PARENTS have schooled their children within the confines of the home. It has been only in recent times that government has taken the responsibility to educate children in state operated schools..
Lyndon G. Furst, Vol. 8, No. 4, 1992, p. 1-8
This paper borrows from the concepts of the "interactional" school of thought, which holds that communication is the means by which people create social reality.
Thomas C. Smedley, Vol. 8, No. 3, 1992, p. 9-16
Parents, educators, legislators, and courts have questioned whether children schooled at home are as socially well adjusted as their agemates in traditional programs. Investigation of this possible difference was the focus of this study.
Larry E. Shyers, Vol. 8, No. 3, 1992, p. 1-8
The purpose of this study is to provide information for parents about what works well at home so that parents can adapt their own programs in more successful directions.
Howard B. Richman, William Girten, and Jay Snyder, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1992, p. 9-19
A review of the literature examining home school education reveals intense interest in academic outcomes and social development with no emphasis on psychomotor development.The research regarding cognitive development in home schoolers has revealed interesting results. Children who are home schooled have been reported to perform very well in academic settings. Researchers have reported that standardized test scores for home schoolers are above that of conventional school children.
Steven D. Smith Ph.D., Jilanne Bannink-Misiewicz, and Shelly Bareman, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1992, p. 1-8
As the overall significance of home education is still yet to be realized, it might be wise to ask home school parents what resources they need and want from others (e.g., schools, government, and private enterprise) as they attempt to successfully educate their own children.
Maralee Mayberry, Brian D. Ray, and J. Gary Knowles, Vol. 8, No. 1, 1992, p. 9-20
The available research does, offer useful information regarding the various subpopulations involved in the home school movement and provides the groundwork upon which other studies can be built.
Maralee Mayberry, Brian D. Ray, and J. Gary Knowles, Vol. 8, No. 1, 1992, p. 1-8