Homeschooling as “Educational Neglect” or Neglected Research Standards?

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Reviews Kelly, Barr, and Weatherby’s 2006 report entitled Educational Neglect & Compulsory Schooling: A Status Report in which they claimed that school-age children who are privately home educated and not registered with state agencies – even if the law does not require such registration – are “missing” and “educationally neglected.”  Explains significant philosphical and methodological weaknesses and errors in the report.

Brian D. Ray, Ph.D., Volume 17, Number 1, p. 9-12

Homeschooled Children’s Social Skills

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The social skills scores of the homeschooled were consistently higher than those of public school students. “Differences were most marked for girls and for older children, and encompassed all four of the specific skills tested: cooperation, assertiveness, empathy, and self-control.” Gender differences were considered and found.

Richard G. Medlin, Ph.D., 2006, Volume 17, Number 1, p. 1-8