Facts and Stats on the Benefits of Home School
by Brian D. Ray, Ph.D.
Parents who are considering the benefits of homeschooling will find discussion and information in this book to help them make that decision. But many other categories of individuals will also benefit from this work. Curious journalists and other media persons, policymakers, legislators, professional educators, and doubtful grandparents can use it to understand homeschoolers and the homeschool movement. Marketing strategists can use the information in this book to reach the growing homeschool community. And researchers and homeschool leaders may use each new edition to stay up-to-date on the homeschool movement internationally.
Included is an overview of the status of home education in many nations, its history and philosophy, and answers to pressing questions of both parents and young people as they investigate the practical and philosophical issues surrounding home education, particularly in America:
- Why do people homeschool?
- What are current trends in homeschooling, and what is its history?
- How are homeschooled students doing academically?
- What about socialization?
- Are homeschooled students getting into college?
- Am I capable, as a parent, of teaching my own children?
- What about teaching advanced subjects like algebra?
- What about special-needs children?
- What about gifted children?
- How do homeschooled children fare in the “real world”?
- What about teenagers who want to homeschool?
- Is homeschooling right for us and our family?
- How do we get started homeschooling
Supplemental information about key support organizations, publications, and services is also provided.
224 pages, book, paperback