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Contra-Bartholet: Rights of Children vs. Rights of the State

PERSPECTIVES – News and Comments [note 1] Home School Researcher          Volume 38 No. 1, 2022, p. 15-17 Christopher P. Miller   elielilama@yahoo.com In Elizabeth Bartholet’s paper where she proposes to ban homeschooling in the U.S. she starts with the assumption that parents have complete control over their children from birth. Bartholet opens with “homeschooling is […]

Quantitative Insights into the Academic Outcomes of Homeschools from the Classic Learning Test

Home School Researcher         Volume 38, No. 1, 2022, p. 1-13 Lisa M. Treleaven College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Houston Christian University, Houston, Texas, ltreleaven@hbu.edu Abstract Homeschools have grown in prevalence in recent decades in the United States, including an unprecedented increase in homeschooling rates during the COVID-19 pandemic. The present quantitative study sought to […]

Deciding Not to School Children: A Socio-Economic Profiling of Education Without School in Colombia

Home School Researcher       Volume 36 No. 2, 2022, p. 1-10 Erwin Fabián García López Coordinator, Action Research Initiative on Alternative Education, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia, efgarcial@unal.edu.co   Ana Paulina Maya Zuluaga Diego Armando Poveda García María Constanza Ríos Marín Adriana Francisca Salinas Esteban Abstract Education without school is a growing social phenomenon. Colombian families […]

Study on Child Abuse and Neglect and Homeschooling Dispels Conventionally Held Views

A new study on child abuse and neglect and homeschooling dispels conventionally held views. Scholars, policymakers, and special interest groups have had heated debates during the last few years regarding whether there is more abuse and neglect of public school, private school, or homeschool students. The claims and allegations have often flown too fast and […]

Beating a Dead Horse: Why Socialization is an Insignificant Issue for Homeschooling

PERSPECTIVES – News and Comments1 Home School Researcher     Volume 37, No. 4, 2022, p. 11-13 Douglas J. Pietersma  Director, Homestead Homeschool Cooperative, Cheyenne, Wyoming, douglas@altametallc.com Keywords: home education, homeschool, socialization It seems that whenever homeschooling is discussed, whether on social media, in books, in academic studies, or even in random conversations on the street, the issue […]

Transcending “Standard” Curricula: Homeschooling Pedagogy that Promotes Cultural Compassion and Self-Efficacy

Home School Researcher        Volume 37 No. 4, 2022, p. 1-10 Transcending “Standard” Curricula: Homeschooling Pedagogy that Promotes Cultural Compassion and Self-Efficacy Alivia R. Miller Preservice Secondary Educator, Behavioral Sciences Department, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, Cincinnati, Ohio, millerav@mail.uc.edu Angela M. Miller-Hargis Associate Professor, Behavioral Sciences Department, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, Cincinnati, Ohio, millai@ucmail.uc.edu Abstract […]

Counseling Preferences of Homeschooling Families

Home School Researcher     Volume 37, No. 3, 2022, p. 1-10 Counseling Preferences of Homeschooling Families Leslie Contos Division of Psychology and Counseling, Governors State University, University Park, IL lesliecontos@gmail.com Eman Tadros Assistant Professor, Division of Psychology and Counseling, Governors State University, University Park, IL emantadros@gmail.com Abstract This study measured homeschooling parents’ perceptions of actual and preferred […]

Question: Does Homeschooling Improve Creative Thinking Among Children?

Context Homeschooling has grown phenomenally during the past 30 years around the world, and especially during the past two years. For example, “The number of homeschooling families approved by the Israel Ministry of Education increased by 700% from 2005 through 2019” (Madara & BenDavid-Hadar, 2021). Numerous studies have examined the demographics and academic achievement of […]

The Kids Are Alright II: Social Engagement in Young Adulthood as a Function of K-12 Schooling Type, Personality Traits, and Parental Education Level

Home School Researcher, Volume 37, No. 2, 2022, p. 1-9 Jillene Grover Seiver and Elisa A. Pope Department of Psychology, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington, jseiver@ewu.edu Abstract To examine the issue of socialization, a survey study of 112 18-25 year olds who were homeschooled (n=52), publicly schooled (n=51), or privately schooled (n=9) during K-12 was […]

Homeschooling During COVID-19: Lessons Learned from a Year of Homeschool Education 

Home School Researcher, Volume 37 No. 1, 2021, p. 1-10 Elizabeth Lapon Assistant Professor of Education, Franklin Pierce University, Sudbury, Massachusetts, lapone@franklinpierce.edu Abstract The purpose of this autoethnographic study is to describe certain ways in which homeschool education can nurture the needs of the whole child. The fact that many parents for the first time […]