Record: Dixie Dillon Lane, Skipping School: Homeschooling in Los Angeles County, 1950-2010 (Ph.D. Diss, University of Notre Dame, 2015).
Summary: Lane, who teaches history classes at Christendom College while homeschooling her three children, here presents a remarkable history of homeschooling in Los Angeles County that begins in the 1950s and ends around 2010.
Record: Martin C. Yu, Paul R. Sackett, and Nathan R. Kuncel, “Predicting College Performance of Homeschooled Versus Traditional Students.” Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 35, No. 4 (2016): 31-39. [Available Here]
Summary: Yu, Sackett, and Kuncel are from the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. In this article they examine the college performance of 732 homeschooled students to discover whether high school grades and standardized test scores are predictive of their college grades and retention. Then they compare the homeschooling group to a demographically-matched group of students who graduated from traditional schools.
Record: Luciane Muniz Ribeiro Barbosa, “Homeschooling in Brazil: A Matter of Rights or a Political Debate?” Journal of School Choice, 10, No. 3 (2016): 355-363. [Abstract]
Summary: Luciane Muniz Ribeiro Barbosa is a professor in the Department of Human Sciences and Education at the Universidade Federal de São Carlos. In this article she presents an analysis of homeschooling in Brazil and recent lawsuits against homeschooling families.
Record: Aaron Saiger, “Homeschooling, Virtual Learning, and the Eroding Public/Private Binary.” Journal of School Choice, 10, No. 3 (2016): 297-319. [Abstract]
Summary: Aaron Saiger is a Professor of Law at Fordham University. In this article he argues that with homeschooling, virtual schools, and charter schools, the classic regulatory dichotomy of public and private schools is no longer adequate.
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 three homeschooling co-ops. We reviewed her 2012 doctoral dissertation from which this study comes here. Kaplan is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at Temple University, and Thurman is a Professor of Special Education at Temple University. Together, these authors examine distinctions among homeschooling environments and the ways that these environments provide varying support for the development of students’ self-determination.
Posted in Gender, Pedagogy
Tagged Avi Kaplan, Brian D. Ray, Debra A. Bell, Edward Deci, Gina Riley, Journal of School Choice, Noraisha Yusof, Odette N. Gould, Peter Gray, Reanne E. Meuse, S. Kenneth Thurman, Sandra Martin-Chang, Self Determination Theory, Sharon Green-Hennessy, Temple University
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 the phenomenon of hybrid (part-time) homeschooling.
Record: Philippe Bongrand, “’Compulsory Schooling’ Despite the Law: How Education Policy Underpins the Widespread Ignorance of the Right to Home Educate in France.” Journal of School Choice, 10, No. 3 (2016): 320-329. [Abstract]
Summary: Bongrand is a researcher from the ÉMA Research Center in the School of Education at the University of Cergy-Pontoise. In this article, he discusses the reasons for the ignorance surrounding the right to home educate in France, even though school attendance is not, and has never been, legally compulsory.