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Homeschooling in America : capturing and assessing the movement

Author: Joseph Murphy
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite its expansion in recent years to two million students, homeschooling is the least understood component of American education. Preeminent educational scholar Joseph Murphy offers a revealing look at today's homeschooling movement. Policy makers, researchers, educators and homeschooling organizations will find answers to compelling Questions, including.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Murphy
ISBN: 9781452205236 145220523X
OCLC Number: 779873613
Description: vii, 188 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: About the Author --
1. Staying Home: Definitions and Estimates --
Why a Book on Homeschooling? --
An Overview --
Definition --
Prevalence of Homeschooling --
The State of Knowledge --
Conclusion --
2. A Portrait: The Demographics of Homeschooling --
Parent Education Levels --
Family Income --
Occupational Status --
Race and Ethnicity --
Marital Status --
Parental Age and Religious Affiliation --
Political Viewpoints --
Geographical Location --
Family Size --
Schooling-Related Demographics for Students --
Conclusion --
3. Riding History: The Origins arid Development of Homeschooling --
Foundations of Homeschooling --
Toward the Mainstream --
The DNA of Normalization --
Evolving Homeschooling Models --
Conclusion --
4. Seismic Shifts: Exploring Environmental Conditions That Foster Homeschooling --
The Essential Hypothesis --
Social Context: Before Homeschool (1800-1890) --
Social Context: Before Homeschool (1890-1970) --
Social Context: Homeschooling (1970 on) --
Conclusion --
5. The Calculus of Departure: Parent Motivations for Homeschooling --
Motivational Dynamics --
Motivational Frameworks --
Conclusion --
6. A Ball in Play: Homeschooling in Action --
Introduction --
Instructional Methods --
Curricular Programs --
Conclusion --
7. The End Game: The Impact of Homeschooling --
The Quality of the Existing Research Base --
Homeschooling Effects: Broad Measures --
Homeschooling Effects on Children --
Conclusion --
8. Hunches: Explanations for Positive Effects --
The Context --
A Theory of Action --
Conclusion --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Joseph Murphy.

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