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Socialization and Home Educated Children: An Exploratory Study

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"Examines views of homeschool parents who participated in a focus group. Attempts to extend the current research knowledge by examining how homeschooling parents view socialization. No attempt was made to define socialization, as commonly understood by laypersons or researchers, for the participants. Attempst to fuel further conversation about socialization as it applies, or does not apply, to educating children at home.

 

 

Bryan G. Miller, M.A.R., Volume 14, No. 2, 2000, p. 7-14

 

 

 

 

HOME SCHOOLERS, SELF-ESTEEM, AND SOCIALIZATION

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"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

HOME VS. PUBLIC SCHOOLERS: DIFFERING SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES

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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

 

SOCIALIZATION OF HOME SCHOOL CHILDREN

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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

A COMPARISON OF SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT

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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 OF HOME SCHOOLED CHILDREN: A SELF-CONCEPT STUDY

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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

SOCIALIZATION OF HOME SCHOOL CHILDREN VERSUS CONVENTIONAL SCHOOL CHILDREN

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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