Every so often an academic journal decides to devote an entire issue to the topic of homeschooling. Here is a list of such themed issues:
International Journal of Elementary Education 3, no. 1 (October 2010).
Theory and Research in Education 7, no. 3 (November 2009).
Journal of College Admission 185 (Fall 2004).
Evaluation and Research in Education 17, no. 2-3 (2003).
Peabody Journal of Education 75, no. 1-2 (2000).
Education and Urban Society 21, no. 1 (November 1988).
The Peabody Journal of Education, whose 2000 special issue was a landmark in the history of homeschooling research, has just released another special issue, edited, as was the 2000 issue, by Dr. Brian D. Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI). Dr. Ray has long been and remains the most influential researcher in homeschooling. He has assembled here an motley group of articles of varying quality. Over the next several weeks I will review all of the articles in order. Here follows a table of contents for the issue. As I complete my reviews, I will link to them from this list:
Cheryl Fields-Smith and Monica Wells Kisura, “Resisting the Status Quo: The Narratives of Black Homeschoolers in Metro-Atlanta and Metro-DC“, pp. 265-283.
Richard G. Medlin, “Homeschooling and the Question of Socialization Revisited“, pp. 284-297.
Donna M. Johnson, “Confrontation and Cooperation: The Complicated Relationship Between Homeschoolers and Public Schools“, pp. 298-308.
Gene W. Gloeckner and Paul Jones, “Reflections on a Decade of Changes in Homeschooling and the Homeschooled into Higher Education“, pp. 309-323.
Brian D. Ray, “Homeschooling Associated with Beneficial Learner and Societal Outcomes but Educators do not Promote It“, pp. 324-341.
Perry L. Glanzer, “Saving Democratic Education from Itself: Why we Need Homeschooling“, pp. 342-354.
Charles Howell, “Hostility or Indifference? The Marginalization of Homeschooling in the Education Profession“, pp. 355-364.
Blane Després, “A Question of Resistance to Home Education and the Culture of School-Based Education“, pp. 365-377.
Christopher Lubienski, Tiffany Puckett, and Jameson Brewer, “Does Homeschooling ‘Work’? A Critique of the Empirical Claims and Agenda of Advocacy Organizations“, pp. 378-392.
Michael Farris, “Tolerance and Liberty: Answering the Academic Left’s Challenge to Homeschooling Freedom“, pp. 393-406.
Milton Gaither, Messiah College
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