Social Skills: A Comparison Study


Social Skills of Home Schooled and Conventionally Schooled Children: A Comparison Study 

Addresses the socialization issue regading the home educated through the use of a social-skill measure that examined parents’ perceptions of their children’s social skills. The purpose of this research was to determine whether home-educated children’s social skills differ from those of a paired comparison group of conventionally schooled children.


David J. Francis, Psy.D., and Timothy Z. Keith, Ph.D., Volume 16, No. 1, 2004, p. 15-24



Unexplored Territory: Writing Instruction


Unexplored Territory: Writing Instruction in Pennsylvania Homeschool Settings, Grades 9-12, Part II

Mapping aspects of one of homeschooling’s virgin areas—writing instruction—is the objective of this study. Primary data originate in semi-structured parent and secondary student interviews shaped by elements qualitative models and a phenomenological model. Concludes that learning write in home-based and parent-directed ways is a consequential instructional activity and that families in this study model significantly different outcomes.


Elaine Huber, Ph.D., Volume 16, No. 1, 2004, p. 1-13