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
As the overall significance of home education is still yet to be realized, it might be wise to ask home school parents what resources they need and want from others (e.g., schools, government, and private enterprise) as they attempt to successfully educate their own children.
Maralee Mayberry, Brian D. Ray, and J. Gary Knowles, Vol. 8, No. 1, 1992, p. 9-20
The available research does, offer useful information regarding the various subpopulations involved in the home school movement and provides the groundwork upon which other studies can be built.
Maralee Mayberry, Brian D. Ray, and J. Gary Knowles, Vol. 8, No. 1, 1992, p. 1-8
The past two decades have witnessed an amazing proliferation of alternative educational options. Magnet schools, single-sex schools, ethnic academies, choice programs, public, private; as a nation, we seem willing to try almost anything that will improve the woeful state of American education..
Gregory J. Cizek, Vol. 7, No. 4, 1991, p. 13-21
Socialization is the home schooling concern most frequently mentioned by parents, educators, legislative assemblies, and judicial systems inferring that home schooled children need to be around other children in order to be socialized.
Steven W. Kelley, Vol. 7, No. 4, 1991, p. 1-12
The purpose of this study was to answer the question, Are home schooled children advantaged or disadvantaged in their social adaptation/self-esteem by being educated at home?.
Paul Kitchen, Vol. 7, No. 3, 1991, p. 7-13
Proponents of home schooling view socialization in schools as negative, and outline ways in which it is possible to provide positive socialization through home schools.
Norma S. Hedin, Vol. 7, No. 3, 1991, p. 1-5