Tag Archives: Brian D. Ray

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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AFRICAN AMERICAN HOMESCHOOLERS: Parental Motivations and Student Achievement

Record: Brian Ray, “African American Homeschool Parents’ Motivations for Homeschooling and Their Black Children’s Academic Achievement” in Journal of School Choice, 9, no. 1 (2015): 71-96. [Abstract] Summary: Brian D. Ray is the founder and current president of the National Home Education Research Institute. In … Continue reading

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HOW TO MISLEAD WITH DATA: A Critique of Brian Ray’s Methodology

Record: Chelsea McCracken, “How to Mislead with Data: A Critical Review of Ray’s ‘Academic Achievement and Demographic Traits of Homeschool Students: A Nationwide Study’ (2010).” Coalition for Responsible Home Education (15 January, 2014).  [Available Here] Summary:  McCracken, who serves as … Continue reading

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DOES HOMESCHOOLING “WORK”: A Critique of Advocacy Research

Record: Christopher Lubienski, Tiffany Puckett, and T. Jameson Brewer, “Does Homeschooling ‘Work’? A Critique of the Empirical Claims and Agenda of Advocacy Organizations” in Peabody Journal of Education 88, no. 3 (2013): 378-392. Summary: Lubienski is well known as one of … Continue reading

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HOSTILITY OR INDIFFERENCE? Why There’s not More Homeschooling Research

Record: Charles Howell, “Hostility or Indifference? The Marginalization of Homeschooling in the Educational Profession” in Peabody Journal of Education 88, no. 3 (2013): 355-364. Summary: Howell, a philosopher of education and Dean of Beeghly College of Education at Youngstown State … Continue reading

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BENEFICIAL OUTCOMES BUT EDUCATORS DO NOT PROMOTE IT: A Rebuttal of Homeschooling Critiques

Record: Brian D. Ray, “Homeschooling Associated with Beneficial Learner and Societal Outcomes but Educators Do Not Promote It” in Peabody Journal of Education 88, no. 3 (2013): 324-341. Summary: Ray is without question the most influential researcher in homeschooling given … Continue reading

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New Homeschooling-themed Issue of the PEABODY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION

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 … Continue reading

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WRITE THESE LAWS ON YOUR CHILDREN: Christian Homeschooling in America, Part 1

Record: Robert Kunzman, Write These Laws on Your Children: Inside the World of Conservative Christian Homeschooling (Boston: Beacon Press, 2009). Kunzman, Associate Professor of Education at Indiana University, Bloomington and author of many works on religion, ethics, and education, here … Continue reading

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND DEMOGRAPHIC TRAITS: The Most Recent Study by Brian D. Ray

Record: Brian D. Ray, “Academic Achievement and Demographic Traits of Homeschool Students: A Nationwide Study” in Academic Leadership Live: The Online Journal 8, no. 1 (February 2010).  [Available Here] Summary: This is the latest of a long line of nearly … Continue reading

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