Category Archives: Pedagogy

TYPES OF HOMESCHOOL ENVIRONMENTS: Need Support for Children’s Academic Motivation

Record: Debra A. Bell, Avi Kaplan, and S. Kenneth Thurman, “Types of Homeschool Environments and Need Support for Children’s Academic Motivation.” Journal of School Choice, 10, No. 3 (2016): 330-354. [Abstract] Summary: Bell is a former teacher, best-selling author, and the founder of … 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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COMPARISON BETWEEN HOMESCHOOLED AND FORMALLY SCHOOLED KINDERGARTENERS: Children’s Early Literacy, Mothers’ Beliefs, and Writing Mediation

Record: Dorit Aram, Inbal Cohen Meidan & Deborah Bergman Deitcher, “A Comparison Between Homeschooled and Formally Schooled Kindergartners: Children’s Early Literacy, Mothers’ Beliefs, and Writing Mediation.” Reading Psychology, 37, No. 7 (2016): 995-1024. [Abstract] Summary: In this article, Aram, Meidan and Deitcher … Continue reading

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CLASH OF TWO WORLD VIEWS: Homeschoolers’ Perceptions of Education

Record: Ari Neuman and Oz Guterman, “The clash of two world views – a constructivist analysis of home educating families’ perceptions of education.” Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 24, No. 3 (2016): 359-369. [Abstract] Summary: Neuman is senior lecturer of education at Western Galilee College, in … 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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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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THE ENCHANTED CHILD: Ambivalent Attachments in the Southwest

Record: Allahyari, Rebecca A. “Homeschooling the Enchanted Child: Ambivalent Attachments in the Domestic Southwest.” What Matters? Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age, edited by C. Bender and A. Taves, New York: Columbia University Press (2012), 179-214. [Description Here] … Continue reading

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RETHINKING LEARNING TO READ: A Book-Length Study from the United Kingdom

Record: Harriet Pattison, Rethinking Learning to Read (Shrewsbury, UK: Educational Heretics Press, 2016) Summary:  Pattison’s name and work will be familiar to long-time readers of this blog.  She has worked closely with Alan Thomas for many years now, employing surveys and interviews … Continue reading

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LITERACY: Informal Acquisition and Development

Record: Alan Thomas and Harriet Pattison, “The Informal Acquisition and Development of Literacy” in International Perspectives on Home Education (2015): 57-73. [Table of Contents] Summary: This article is part of a series of reviews on the book International Perspectives on Home Education. Thomas is a visiting fellow and … Continue reading

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