Category Archives: Race/Ethnicity

MUSLIM HOMESCHOOLING: The Motivations of Modern Muslim Parents

Record: Sajjida Sarwar, “What motivates 21st century Muslim parents to home-school their children?” Education Today, 63, No. 5 (2013): 25-29. [Full Article] Summary: As homeschooling grows, more Muslims are beginning to homeschool as well. However, their motivations are not well understood. Sajjida Sarwar, … Continue reading

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AFRICAN AMERICAN HOMESCHOOLING PRACTICES: Empirical Evidence

Record: Ama Mazama, “African American Homeschooling Practices: Empirical Evidence.” Theory and Research in Education, 14, No. 1 (2016): 26-44. [Abstract] Summary: Mazama, one of the leading researchers on African American homeschooling, is Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Programs of the Department … Continue reading

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NCES HOMESCHOOLING DATA: 2012 Complete Report

Record: Jeremy Redford, Danielle Battle, Stacey Bielick, and Sarah Grady, Homeschooling in the United States: 2012, (NCES 2016-096) (U.S. Department of Education: Washington, D.C., 2016) [Available Here] Introduction: Every four or five years, the National Household Education Survey developed by the National Center … Continue reading

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U.S. HOMESCHOOLERS ON THE WORLD: Christian Soldiers & Downshifters

Allahyari, Rebecca A. “Christian Soldiers and Downshifters: U.S. Homeschoolers on the World.” The Practice of Altruism: Caring and Religion in Global Perspective, edited by R. L. F. Habito and K. Inaba, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2006), 141-163. … Continue reading

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AAISHAH’S CHOICE: Muslim Home Education in Australia

Record: Rebecca English, “Aaishah’s choice: Muslims choosing home education for the management of risk” in Other Education: The Journal of Educational Alternatives 5, no. 1 (2016): 55-72. [Article] Summary: In this article, English, a Lecturer in Education at Queensland University of Technology, analyzes an interview with an … Continue reading

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AFRICAN AMERICAN HOMESCHOOLERS: Parental Motivations and Student Achievement

Record: Brian Ray, “African American Homeschool Parents’ Motivations for Homeschooling and Their Black Children’s Academic Achievement” in Journal of School Choice, 9, no. 1 (2015): 71-96. [Abstract] Summary: Brian D. Ray is the founder and current president of the National Home Education Research Institute. In … Continue reading

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AFRICAN AMERICAN HOMESCHOOLING: Curriculum and Identity

Record: Ama Mazama and Garvey Lundy, “African American Homeschooling and the Question of Curricular Cultural Relevance” in Journal of Negro Education 82, no. 2 (Spring 2013): 123-138 [abstract here] Summary:  Mazama and Lundy have recently published several important articles on the motivations … Continue reading

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I’M KEEPING MY SON HOME: African American Males and Homeschooling

Record: Garvey Lundy and Ama Mazama, “‘I’m Keeping My Son Home’: African American Males and the Motivation to Homeschool” in Journal of African American Males in Education 5, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 53-74. [Available Here] Summary: Mazama and Lundy have … Continue reading

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AFRICAN AMERICAN HOMESCHOOLERS: Religion and Race as Motivators

Record: Ama Mazama and Garvey Lundy, “African American Homeschoolers: The Force of Faith and the Reality of Race in the Homeschooling Experience” in Religion and Education 41, no. 3 (October 2014): 256-272.  [abstract here] Summary: In previous articles Mazama (of … Continue reading

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AFRICAN AMERICAN HOMESCHOOLING: A Large-Scale Study

Record: Ama Mazama and Garvey Lundy, “African American Homeschooling and the Quest for a Quality Education” in Education and Urban Society 20, no. 10 (2013): 1-22. [Abstract here] Summary:  Mazama, a professor of African American studies at Temple University, and … Continue reading

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