The Homeschool Movement in the Postmodern Age

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

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