Getting Inside Families: Exploring a Case Study Research Issue in Homeschooling

Educating children at home rather than at school is regarded by those who practice it as a quiet revolution amidst the storm of educational change battering schools. This paper maps a methodological journey from initial contacts with two families, interviews with them which led to a small-scale study proposal, then faltering steps into fieldwork guided by a desire to learn more about their homeschooling experiences and in particular how their parent-child relationship affected learning.
Stephen Peter Goymer, Volume 14, No. 3, 2000, p. 11-18


Self-Esteem and Home Schooling Socialization Research: A Work in Progress

Challenges current thinking about the influence of self-esteem in home and conventional schools, presents problems with self-esteem as a measure of appropriate socialization by examining the history of this construct, reviewing empirical research on the subject, and noting the methodological concerns that accompany the use of this construct in research, and reviews the use of self-esteem within the home schooling literature
David J. Francis, Psy.D., and Timothy Z. Keith, Ph.D., Volume 14, No. 3, 2000, p. 1-9