Category Archives: History

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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HOMESCHOOLING IN SOUTH AFRICA: Implications for other African Nations

Record: Michael Olalekan Olatunji, “Contemporary Homeschooling in the Republic of South Africa: Some Lessons for Other African Nations” in Middle Eastern and African Journal of Educational Research 9 (2014): 4-16. [Available Here] Summary: Olatunji, whose affiliation is listed as the … 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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LEARNING FROM HOME: Visual Domestic Education in Early Modern Italy

Record: Silvia Evangelisti, “Learning from Home: Discourses on Education and Domestic Visual Culture in Early Modern Italy” in History 98, no. 333 (December 2013): 663-679 [Abstract Here] Summary: Evangelisti, a Reader in History at the University of East Anglia in … Continue reading

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HOME BASED EDUCATION IN NORTH CAROLINA: A Master’s Thesis

Record: Chelsey B. Watts, “Home Based Education in North Carolina: A Case Study of Policy, Coordination, and Social Acceptance” in Master’s Degree Studies in International and Comparative Education 17 (April, 2014).  Available here. Summary: Watts’ thesis was the result of … Continue reading

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HOME SCHOOLING: A CQ Researcher Report

Record: Marcia Clemmitt, “Home Schooling: Do Parents Give their Children A Good Education?” CQ Researcher 24, no. 10 (7 March 2014), pp. 217-240. [Available Here] Summary: The CQ Researcher has long been an influential publication, especially among politicians and others … Continue reading

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DOMESTIC EDUCATION IN 19TH CENTURY BRAZIL

Record: Caria Celi Chaves Vasconcelos, “Domestic Education in Nineteenth Century Brazil: Aspects of European Influence on the Performance of Tutors and Private Teachers” in Social and Education History 2, no. 1 (2013): 1-22. Summary:  Vasconcelos, a professor of History of … Continue reading

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THE MYTH OF AMERICAN RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: A Sweeping Look at the History Behind the U.S. Culture Wars

Record: David Sehat, The Myth of American Religious Freedom (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011). Summary: Sehat is Assistant Professor of History at Georgia State University. Sehat takes one idea and traces its history from the American founding to the … Continue reading

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THE PRIMA FACIE CASE AGAINST HOMESCHOOLING: A Critique, Part 1

Record: Randall Curren and J. C. Blokhuis, “The Prima Facie Case Against Homeschooling” in Public Affairs Quarterly, 25, no. 1 (January 2011): 1-19. Curren, a distinguished philosopher of education, and Blokhuis, a recent graduate student of Curren’s who is now … Continue reading

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