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Affiliate Scholars

ICHER Affiliate Scholars are accomplished, active researchers who have published academic scholarship focused on home education.  They serve as resources for the ICHER community:  writing reviews, providing information about policies and regulations throughout the world, mentoring new scholars, and participating in ongoing discussion about home education research.

If you are an aspiring researcher—perhaps working on a dissertation, or even just trying to conceptualize a smaller-scale project—feel free to contact an ICHER scholar whose interests (italicized under their name) coincide with yours.

Christian Beck (University of Oslo, Norway)
c.w.beck at ped dot uio dot no; http://folk.uio.no/cbeck
European home education, its purpose and significance

Christine Brabant (Université de Montréal, Canada)
christine.brabant at umontreal dot ca; http://christinebrabant.ca http://pages.usherbrooke.ca/cbrabant/Christine_Brabant/Accueil.html
reflexive governance education; collective participation among homeschoolers and educational authorities

Samantha Eddis (Eddis Tutorial Services, USA)
sameddis at aol dot com; http://www.eddistutorial.com
comparison of UK and USA homeschooling practices; homeschooler standardized assessment

Cheryl Fields (University of Georgia, USA)
cfields at uga dot edu; http://fred.ovpr.uga.edu/Summary.do?faculty=7105
Black home education and family engagement

Milton Gaither (Messiah College, USA)
mgaither at messiah dot edu; http://www.messiah.edu/departments/education/profile/gaither.htm
history of homeschooling; homeschooling research methods

Glenda Jackson (Australian Home Education Advisory Service)
gjackson at aheas dot com dot au; http://australianhomeeducation.com.au
transition between home and school; student perspectives; learning; identity; autonomy; home school partnerships; legislation and regulation

Rob Kunzman (Indiana University, USA)
rkunzman at indiana dot edu; http://profile.educ.indiana.edu/rkunzman
religion, citizenship, and homeschooling; homeschooling policy and regulation

Helen Lees (University of Stirling, Scotland)
editor at othereducation dot org; editor of www.othereducation.org
discovery and philosophy of home education

Donald McCulloch (Palm Beach Atlantic University, USA)
don_mcculloch at pba dot edu
motivations for homeschooling; homeschooler personality and social variables

Daniel Monk (University of London, England)
D.Monk at bbk dot ac dot uk; http://www.bbk.ac.uk/law/our-staff/ft-academic/monk
human rights; children’s rights; law; socialization

Ari Neuman (Western Galilee College, Israel)
neumanari at gmail dot com
the process and consequences of becoming a homeschooler

Kellie Rolstad (University of Maryland, USA)
rolstad at umd dot edu; http://www.education.umd.edu/academics/faculty/bios/index.cfm?URLID=rolstad

Melissa Sherfinski (West Virginia University, USA)
melissa.sherfinski at mail dot wvu dot edu
homeschoolers’ relationships with local schools; homeschooling fathers; homeschooling in large families; the lives of former homeschoolers

Marc Snyder (Aquinas American School, Madrid, Spain)
snyder at aquinasmadrid dot es; http://www.aquinas-american-school.es
homeschooling and higher education

Thomas Spiegler (Friedensau Adv. University, Germany)
thomas.spiegler at thh-friedensau dot de; http://www.homeschooling-forschung.de/
home education in Germany; parental motives; educational approaches; legal issues

Carmen Urpí (University of Navarra, Spain)
curpi at unav dot es; http://www.unav.es
relationship between home education and flexible schooling