Category Archives: Special Needs

NCES HOMESCHOOLING DATA: First Look from 2016

Record: Meghan McQuiggan, Mahi Megra, and Sara Grady, Parent and Family Involvement in Education: Results from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016, (NCES 2017-2012) (U.S. Department of Education: Washington, D.C., 2017) [Available Here] Introduction: Every four or five years, the … Continue reading

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IMPACT OF REGULATION: One Mother’s Story

Record: Giuliana Liberto, “Child-led and interest-inspired learning, home education, learning differences and the impact of regulation.” Cogent Education, 3 (2016): 1-10. [Abstract] Summary: Giuliana Liberto is a home educator who researched the effects of increased regulation on children’s learning and well-being in … Continue reading

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SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS: Home Education Seen As Only Option in the UK

Record: Lynne Kendall and Elizabeth Taylor, “‘We can’t make him fit into the system’: parental reflections on the reasons why home education is the only option for their child who has special educational needs.” International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early … Continue reading

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PARENTAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN PUBLIC EDUCATION: Social Force or Policy Problem?

Record: Anat Gofen and Paula Blomqvist, “Parental Entrepreneurship in Public Education: A Social Force or a Policy Problem?” in Journal of Education Policy 29, no. 4 (2014): 546-569. [Abstract] Summary: Gofen is an assitant professor at The Federmann School of Public Policy and Governance as part of The … Continue reading

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HOMESCHOOLING STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: Research Review

Record: Kathleen B. Cook, Katie E. Bennett, Justin D. Lane, and Theologia K. Mataras, “Beyond the Brick Walls: Homeschooling Students with Special Needs” in Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 32 (2), (2013): 90-103. [Available Here] Summary: Kathleen B. Cook, Katie E. Bennett, … Continue reading

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CHILDREN WITH AN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER: Educating at Home in Australia

Record: Jasmine McDonald and Elaine Lopes, “How Parents Home Educate their Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder with the Support of the Schools of Isolated and Distance Education” in International Journal of Inclusive Education 18, no. 1 (2014): 1-17. [abstract … Continue reading

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RESISTING THE STATUS QUO: Black Homeschoolers in Atlanta and Washington DC

Record: Cheryl Fields-Smith and Monica Wells Kisura, “Resisting the Status Quo: The Narratives of Black Homeschoolers in Metro-Atlanta and Metro-DC” in Peabody Journal of Education 88, no. 3 (2013): 265-283. Summary:  Fields-Smith of the University of Georgia, whose pathbreaking work … Continue reading

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HOMESCHOOLING THE GIFTED: Thirteen Families Explain their Actions

Record: Jennifer L. Jolly, Michael S. Matthews, and Jonathan Nester, “Homeschooling the Gifted: A Parent’s Perspective” in Gifted Child Quarterly 57, no. 2 (December 2012): 121-134. [Abstract available here] Summary: Jolly is Associate Professor of Elementary and Gifted Education at … Continue reading

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Joseph Murphy Reviews Kunzman and Gaither, “Homeschooling: A Comprehensive Survey of the Research”

Joseph Murphy, is the Frank W. Mayborn Chair of Education and Associate Dean at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.  He has authored over 20 books, including, most recently, Homeschooling in America: Capturing and Assessing the Movement, of which you can read … Continue reading

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EXPERIENCES OF PARENTS: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Homeschooling

Record: Karen S. Hurlbutt, “Experiences of Parents Who Homeschool Their Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders” in Developmental Disabilities 26, no. 4 (December 2011): 239-249. Summary: Hurlbutt, who now goes by the name of Karen Eastman, is a Special Education professor … Continue reading

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