Social Skills of Home Schooled and Conventionally Schooled Children: A Comparison StudyAddresses the socialization issue regading the home educated through the use of a social-skill measure that examined parents’ perceptions of their children’s social skills. The purpose of this research was to determine whether home-educated children’s social skills differ from those of a paired comparison group of conventionally schooled children.
David J. Francis, Psy.D., and Timothy Z. Keith, Ph.D., Volume 16, No. 1, 2004, p. 15-24
A review of the literature examining home school education reveals intense interest in academic outcomes and social development with no emphasis on psychomotor development.The research regarding cognitive development in home schoolers has revealed interesting results. Children who are home schooled have been reported to perform very well in academic settings. Researchers have reported that standardized test scores for home schoolers are above that of conventional school children.
Steven D. Smith Ph.D., Jilanne Bannink-Misiewicz, and Shelly Bareman, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1992, p. 1-8