Category Archives: Curriculum

EDUCATIONAL COOPERATIVES: Finding Balance Between Autonomy, Support, and Accountability

Record: Kenneth V. Anthony, “Educational cooperatives and the changing nature of home education: Finding balance between autonomy, support, and accountability.” Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning, 9, No. 18 (2015): 36-63. [Full Article] Summary: Kenneth V. Anthony is an assistant professor in 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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UNIVERSITY-BASED HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM: Physical Education

Record: David A. Wachob, “Starting a University-based Physical Educational Program for Homeschooled Children.” Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 86, No. 3 (2016), 34-41. [Abstract] Summary: Wachob is an assistant professor of health and physical education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who started a … Continue reading

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HARO 2014 INSTALLMENT THREE: Academics and Extracurriculars

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

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THE CHALLENGES AND BENEFITS OF UNSCHOOLING: Questionnaire Results

Record: Peter Gray and Gina Riley, “The Challenges and Benefits of Unschooling, According to 232 Families Who Have Chosen that Route” in Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning 7, no. 14 (2013): 1-27. [Article] Summary: Gray is a professor of psychology at Boston … Continue reading

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VIRTUAL SCHOOLS IN THE U.S.: A Comprehensive Analysis, part 1

Record: Alex Molnar, ed., Virtual Schools in the U.S. 2014: Politics, Performance, Policy, and Research Evidence (Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center, 2014).  Available here. Summary: This report is the second in a projected annual series of reports published by the … Continue reading

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CLASSICAL AND CHRISTIAN: A Case Study of One Mother-Teacher

Record: Melissa Sherfinski, “Contextualizing the Tools of a Classical and Christian Homeschooling Mother-Teacher” in Curriculum Inquiry 4, no. 2 (March 2014): 169-203. Summary: Sherfinski, a professor in West Virginia University’s College of Education and Human Services, has published widely on … Continue reading

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CONFRONTATION AND COOPERATION: Public Schools and Homeschooling

Record: Donna M. Johnson, “Confrontation and Cooperation: The Complicated Relationship between Homeschoolers and Public Schools” in Peabody Journal of Education 88 (2013): 298-308. [Preview here] Summary:  Johnson, an education professor at Dakota Wesleyan University, here summarizes a wide range of … 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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LATIN IN THE HOMESCHOOLING COMMUNITY: Results of a Large-Scale Survey

Record: Christine Hahn, “Latin in the Homeschooling Community,” in Teaching Classical Languages 4, no. 1 (Fall 2012): 26-51. [Available Here] Hahn is a homeschooling mother and owner of Latin for Homeschoolers, an online tutoring service. Summary: To date there has … Continue reading

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