"What about socialization?" The first question many parents encounter when they announce they will home educate their children is not about legality or certification but about socialization. The issue of socialization and, related to it, the development of self-esteem in home schooled children is perhaps the greatest concern of educators, courts, and laypeople alike..
Vicki D. Tillman, Vol. 11, No. 3, 1995, p. 1-6
It has been assumed by proponents and opponents of home schooling alike that the home schooled child, who spends little time in institutional school‑related activities with peers, encounters different types of opportunities for interaction with adults, peers, and other children than does the traditionally schooled child, who spends up to eight hours a day at school with peers..
April Chatham-Carpenter, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1994, p. 15-24
This paper borrows from the concepts of the "interactional" school of thought, which holds that communication is the means by which people create social reality.
Thomas C. Smedley, Vol. 8, No. 3, 1992, p. 9-16
Parents, educators, legislators, and courts have questioned whether children schooled at home are as socially well adjusted as their agemates in traditional programs. Investigation of this possible difference was the focus of this study.
Larry E. Shyers, Vol. 8, No. 3, 1992, p. 1-8
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