Homeschooling and the homeschool community have undergone a notable resurgence around the world since the late 1970s. Homeschooling research is growing quickly. This page is your gateway to research and academic perspectives and scholarship regarding the homeschool movement in general and homeschool families and children (or students) in particular, and homeschooling in the context of larger society. Other terms similar to homeschooling are home schooling, home education, home-based education, and unschooling.

Here are a few key resources on homeschooling research:

Facts on Homeschooling – Updated regularly.

Summary of research on child abuse and neglect comparing the public schooled, private schooled, and homeschooled, Homeschool Abuse and Neglect Research: How Many Homeschooled Kids Are Abused? Regularly updated, posted March 2022.

Review of peer-reviewed research: A Systematic Review of the Empirical Research on Selected Aspects of Homeschooling as a School Choice. Journal of School Choice, by Ray, 2017.

On homeschool child abuse — The Relationship Between the Degree of State Regulation of Homeschooling and the Abuse of Homeschool Children (Students), March 15, 2018.

Homeschooling Growing: Multiple Data Points Show Increase 2012 to 2016 and Later, April 19, 2018.

Child Abuse of Public School, Private School, and Homeschool Students: Evidence, Philosophy, and Reason, January 23, 2018, by Brian D. Ray, Ph.D.

Homeschool SAT Scores for 2014 Higher Than National Average

Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities Not Correlated with Homeschooling, by Brian D. Ray, Ph.D.

Homeschooling and Child Abuse, Child Neglect, and Child Fatalities, by Brian D. Ray, Ph.D.
African American Homeschool Parents’ Motivations for Homeschooling and Their Black Children’s Academic Achievement, in the Journal of School Choice, by Brian D. Ray, Ph.D.
2.04 Million Homeschool Students in the United States in 2010 FREE to print out
Gen2 Survey: A Spiritual and Educational Survey on Christian Millennials FREE to print out
Academic Achievement and Demographic Traits of Homeschool Students: A Nationwide Study, 2010 FREE to print out
Bibliography of Research: Selected Key International References FREE to print out

Research Studies, References, Academic Scholarship, and Bibliographies
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Home School Researcher Journal
Home School Research is a peer-reviewed, refereed, academic journal.

Homeschooling Research News
The National Home Education Research Institute regularly announces new homeschooling research that is done by NHERI, scholars associated with institutions, and independent researchers from around the world.

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