Category Archives: Parental Motivation

SOCIALIZATION, ACCULTURATION AND INDIVIDUALIZATION: Occurrence in Home Education

Record: Oz Guterman and Ari Neuman, “What are we educating towards? Socialization, acculturization, and individualization as reflected in home education.” Educational Studies, 43, No. 3 (2017): 265-281. [Abstract] Summary: Neuman is senior lecturer of education at Western Galilee College, in Akko, Israel, and Guterman is a professor … Continue reading

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HOMESCHOOLING CHOICE IN ISRAEL: Influencing Factors

Record: Oz Guterman and Ari Neuman, “Different reasons for one significant choice: Factors influencing homeschooling choice in Israel.” International Review of Education, 63, No. 4 (2017): 303-318. [Abstract] Summary: Neuman is senior lecturer of education at Western Galilee College, in Akko, Israel, and Guterman is a professor in … Continue reading

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HYBRID HOMESCHOOLS: Why Parents Choose Them

Record: Eric Wearne, “A Descriptive Survey of Why Parents Choose Hybrid Homeschools.” Journal of School Choice, 10, No. 3 (2016): 364-380. [Abstract / Modified Version Available Here] Summary: Eric Wearne is Assistant Professor of Education at Georgia Gwinnett College. In this article he investigates … 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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HOMESCHOOLING IN CHINESE MAINLAND: Parents’ Perspectives

Record: Junya Zhao and Mastura Badzis, “Parents’ Perspectives on Homeschooling in Chinese Mainland” in International Proceedings of Economics Development and Research 78 (2014): 17-21. [Article] Summary: Junya Zhao and Mastura Badzis are from the Institute of Education, International Islamic University Malaysia. In this article they describe the … 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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SELF-EFFICACY IN UNSCHOOLING MOTHERS: Influencing and Limiting Factors

Record: Kristan Morrison, “’The Courage to Let Them Play’: Factors Influencing and Limiting Feelings of Self-Efficacy in Unschooling Mothers” in Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning 10, no. 19 (2016): 48-81. [Article] Summary: Morrison is an Associate Professor at Radford University’s College of Education and … Continue reading

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GROWN UNSCHOOLERS’ EVALUATIONS OF UNSCHOOLING: Report I

Record: Peter Gray and Gina Riley, “Grown Unschoolers’ Evaluations of Their Unschooling Experiences: Report I on a Survey of 75 Unschooled Adults” in Other Education: The Journal of Educational Alternatives 4, no. 2 (2015): 8-32. [Available here] Summary: Gray is a professor of psychology … Continue reading

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OPINIONS AND LIFESTYLE SURVEY: Characteristics of Home Educating Families in the UK

Record: Emma Smith and Jeanette Nelson, “Using the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey to Examine the Prevalence and Characteristics of Families who Home Educate in the UK” in Educational Studies, 41 (3), (2015): 312-325. [Abstract] Summary: Emma Smith is a professor of Education at the University … Continue reading

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HOME SCHOOLING IN CANADA: A Fraser Institute Report

Record: Deani Neven Van Pelt, “Home Schooling in Canada: The Current Picture–2015 Edition.”  Barbara Mitchell Center for Improvement in Education (June 2015).  [Available Here] Summary: Van Pelt, who has published occasional studies of home education since 2003, is director of … Continue reading

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