Socialization and Home Educated Children: An Exploratory Study

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"Examines views of homeschool parents who participated in a focus group. Attempts to extend the current research knowledge by examining how homeschooling parents view socialization. No attempt was made to define socialization, as commonly understood by laypersons or researchers, for the participants. Attempst to fuel further conversation about socialization as it applies, or does not apply, to educating children at home.

 

 

Bryan G. Miller, M.A.R., Volume 14, No. 2, 2000, p. 7-14

 

 

 

 

Academic Intrinsic Motivation in Homeschooled Children

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"Analyzes academic intrinsic motivation in homeschooled children. Measures intrinsic interest in learning in children from three different educational settings: homeschools, a public school using grades for student evaluation, and a public school using portfolio assessment instead of grades. Also, homeschooled children’s academic achievement was tested and their parents’ attitudes and teaching practices were recorded to see what relationship these factors might have to academic intrinsic motivation.

 

 

Richard G. Medlin, Ph.D., and Robin E. Blackmer, Volume 14, No. 2, 2000, p. 1-6