Entries by Brian D. Ray, Ph.D.

Neither Banned, Nor Supported: Homeschooling in Hungary

Noémi Eggendorfer Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, noemi.eggendorfer@gmail.com Erika Kopp Education and Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, kopp.erika@ppk.elte.hu.uk Abstract Homeschooling as an alternative form of education is chosen by more and more families in Hungary. Although home education is a growing movement in many countries, its situation is controversial in Hungary as we will […]

Parents’ Perspectives on Flexischooling Their Autistic Children

Clare Lawrence Senior Lecturer in Teacher Development at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, United Kingdom clare.lawrence@bishopg.ac.uk   Abstract The aim of this study was to explore the perceived advantages identified by parents who flexischool their autistic children.  “Flexischooling” is a term first used by Roland Meighan (1988) to describe “[the] notion of a part-time arrangement whereby […]

Academic Achievement of Homeschool Students: A Review of Peer-Reviewed Research

Keywords, Categories, Tags: homeschooling, home schooling, home education, home-based education, demographics, academic achievement, socialization, social development, adulthood, research, statistics, school choice research.   The Context During the past five years or so, negative critics of homeschooling and of homeschool advocacy have claimed that research on homeschooling tells us almost nothing (e.g., about academic achievement or […]

The Relationship Between the Degree of State Regulation of Homeschooling and the Abuse of Homeschool Children (Students)

Abstract: Various scholars and policymakers have claimed that homeschooling must be regulated or controlled by the civil government to make sure that life goes well for homeschool students. Others have argued that political philosophy and empirical evidence show that private homeschool education should be left alone. This study examined whether there is a relationship between […]

Parent Perspectives: Curriculum and Homeschooling Approaches

Jesse Thomas Sharp Academy, Lubbock, Texas   Abstract There is usually not much difficulty finding out the learning materials that are used in the public schools.  Today, many states share similar standards and curricular sources.  However, the task of uncovering educational material used by homeschooling families is not as easy.  A family may use a […]

Brief Comments on “That Kind of Girl: Effects of Homeschooling on the Sexual Health of Women and Girls” by Vicry

Brief Comments on  “That Kind of Girl: Effects of Homeschooling on the Sexual Health of Women and Girls” by Vicry PERSPECTIVES – News and Comments1  Brian D. Ray National Home Education Research Institute, Salem, Oregon Keywords: homeschooling, home schooling, home education, home-based education, sex, sexuality, sex education, religion, worldview, statism, secularism, law, regulation, private schools. Here […]

University-Model Schools®: A Survey of Families in Five States

Eric Wearne Assistant Professor, School of Education, Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, Georgia, ewearne@ggc.edu Abstract University-Model Schools® (UMS) typically hold classes 2-3 days per week, with students working from home using teacher-defined lessons the rest of the week.  This study reports parents’ stated preferences regarding why they specifically chose UMS for their children. Parents from ten […]

Homeschooling Growth Nationwide: Multiple Data Points Indicate a Continued Increase through 2016

Homeschooling Growth Nationwide: Multiple Data Points Indicate a Continued Increase through 2016 PERSPECTIVES – News and Comments1  Brian D. Ray National Home Education Research Institute, Salem, Oregon Keywords: homeschooling, home schooling, home education, home-based education, population size, demographics, research, statistics, school choice research, private schools. Is the homeschool population and movement growing, or not? Is it […]

Homeschooling in Brazil: An Overview

G. S. Arruda Licentiate in Pedagogy at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), joao.guilherme.arruda@bol.com.br   S. Paiva Licentiate in Pedagogy at the University Center Plínio Leite (UNIPLI), fspv@bol.com.br   Abstract This article intends to expand the debate about homeschooling in Brazil, presenting an overview of this new reality in the […]