Category Archives: Religion

HOME-SCHOOL INTERFACE: Religious and Moral Formation in Ireland

Record: Merike Darmody, Maureen Lyons & Emer Smyth, “The home-school interface in religious and moral formation: the Irish case.” British Journal of Religious Education, 38, No. 3 (2016): 249-263. [Abstract] Summary: Darmody and Smyth are researchers at the Economic and Social Research Institute, … 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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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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HARO 2014 INSTALLMENT FIVE: Religion

Record: Coalition for Responsible Home Education, “A Complex Picture: Results of the 2014 Survey of Adult Alumni of the Modern Christian Homeschool Movement, Installment Five” Homeschool Alumni Reaching Out (1 April 2015). [Available Here] Summary: This post reviews the fifth installment of HARO’s survey of … Continue reading

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BUILDING GOD’S KINGDOM: Christian Reconstruction’s Influence on Homeschooling and More

Record: Julie J. Ingersoll, Building God’s Kingdom: Inside the World of Christian Reconstruction (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015) [Available Here] Summary: Ingersoll is in a unique position to write a book like this.  As a young woman she was … Continue reading

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CHRISTIAN RECONSTRUCTION: A New Biography of Rousas Rushdoony

Record: Michael J. McVicar, Christian Reconstruction: R. J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015) Summary:  McVicar, who teaches in the Religion department at Florida State, here provides us with a  book-length biography of one of … Continue reading

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DISTURBING THE DATA: Gender and Family Size Matters with Evangelical Homeschooling

Record: Melissa Sherfinski and Melissa Chesanko, “Disturbing the Data: Looking into Gender and Family Size Matters with US Evangelical Homeschoolers” in Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 7, no. 14 (2014): 1-18. [Abstract Here] Summary: Sherfinski is an assistant professor in … Continue reading

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THE CHANGING CONVERSATION AROUND HOMESCHOOLING: More Data and Less Ideology

Record: Mary Rice Hasson, “The Changing Conversations around Homeschooling: An Argument for More Data and Less Ideology” in The University of St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy (2012*): 1-23. [First Page] Summary: Hasson is a fellow at the Catholic Studies … Continue reading

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The HARO 2014 Survey of Homeschool Alumni

Record: Coalition for Responsible Home Education, “A Complex Picture: Results of the 2014 Survey of Adult Alumni of the Modern Christian Homeschooling Movement” Homeschool Alumni Reaching Out (2 December 2014).  Available Here. Summary:  Readers of these reviews are likely familiar … Continue reading

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THE POLITICS OF HOMESCHOOLS: Culture Wars and State Regulations

Record: Andrea Vieux, “The Politics of Homeschools: Religious Conservatives and Regulation Requirements” in The Social Science Journal (9 July, 2014).  [Abstract Here] Summary: Vieux, a Political Science professor at the University of Central Florida, here provides quantitative data to try … Continue reading

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