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
T. Wayne McEntire, Ph.D., Volume 16, No. 2, 2005, p. 13-18
Unexplored Territory: Writing Instruction in Pennsylvania Homeschool Settings, Grades 9-12, Part IIMapping aspects of one of homeschooling’s virgin areas—writing instruction—is the objective of this study. Primary data originate in semi-structured parent and secondary student interviews shaped by elements qualitative models and a phenomenological model. Concludes that learning write in home-based and parent-directed ways is a consequential instructional activity and that families in this study model significantly different outcomes.
Elaine Huber, Ph.D., Volume 16, No. 1, 2004, p. 1-13