The Homeschool Movement in the Postmodern Age

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Analyze the homeschool movement by grounding it in the social movement literature, particularly that which focuses on “new social movements,” and by highlighting the recent global social and cultural changes that have occurred as developed societies have been transformed from industrial to information societies, and their cultures from modern to postmodern ones. Argues that these changes are in large part responsible for the appearance, growth, and persistence of the homeschool movement in the late twentieth century. Includes information from interviewing and interacting with homeschooling families who are members of two homeschool support groups, with dozens of homeschoolers attending several homeschool conventions and activities, and with over a hundred homeschoolers across the nation via the Internet.

 

 

Gary Wyatt, Ph.D., Volume 13, No. 4, 1999, p. 23-30

 

 

The Perceived Impact of Home Schooling on the Family in General and the Mother-Teacher in Particular

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Uses quantitavie methods (in this part 1 of the study) to determine the perceptions of the mother-teacher in home schooling families as to the impact of the home schooling process on the family in general, and on the mother-teacher in particular (i.e., its effect on the roles and attending responsibilities of mother, teacher, wife, and individual).

 

 

Susan A. McDowell, Ed.D., Volume 13, No. 4, 1999, p. 1-21

 

 

An An Analysis of Print Media Coverage of Homeschooling: 1985-1996

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The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of the press, specifically the print media, upon the public’s perception of homeschooling.

 

Isabel Faith Lyman, Ph.D., Volume 13, No. 3, 1999, p. 11-14

 

A Radical Ideology for Home Education: The Journey of John Holt from School Critic to Home School...

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This study, based on a chronological treatment of primary sources, deals with the philosophical underpinnings of the home school movement from the tradition of the radical left, by examining the works of John Holt, the man perhaps most influential in providing an intellectual base for the radical segment of the movement.

Casey Patrick Cochran, Ph.D., Volume 13, No. 3, 1999, p. 1-10

 


 

A Descriptive Study and Needs Assessment of the Typical Washington Homeschool Family

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This descriptive study adds to the body of information that already exists concerning the typical homeschool profile works to identify areas of need that could conceivably be met by public and/or private institutions.
Valerie Lynn Witt, M.Ed., Volume 13, No. 2, 1999, p. 7-16

 

 

 

 

An Investigation of the Admission Standards of United States Colleges and Universities for Home...

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the admissions standards of U.S. colleges and universities for home-schooled students.
Brian D. Villanueva, Volume 13, No. 2, 1999, p. 1-6