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Homeschooling in America : capturing and assessing the movement

Author: Joseph Murphy
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, a SAGE Company, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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.
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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
History
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Murphy, Joseph, 1949-
Homeschooling in America
(DLC) 2012023419
(OCoLC)779873613
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Murphy
ISBN: 9781452279695 1452279691 9781452283920 1452283923
OCLC Number: 1004119807
Description: 1 ressource en ligne : illustrations
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 and 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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