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Homeschooling : the history and philosophy of a controversial practice

Author: James G Dwyer; Shawn Francis Peters
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: History and philosophy of education.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Homeschooling: The History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice, James G. Dwyer and Shawn F. Peters examine homeschooling's history, its methods, and the fundamental questions at the root of the heated debate over whether and how the state should oversee and regulate it. The authors trace the evolution of homeschooling and the law relating to it from before America's founding to the present day. In the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James G Dwyer; Shawn Francis Peters
ISBN: 9780226627113 022662711X 9780226627250 022662725X
OCLC Number: 1051677604
Description: 244 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Early homeschooling --
The birth of modern homeschooling --
Homeschooling comes into its own --
Common themes and disparate concerns --
The state's role and individuals' rights --
Getting facts straight --
The regulation question --
Past, present, and future in the real world.
Series Title: History and philosophy of education.
Responsibility: James G. Dwyer and Shawn F. Peters.

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In Homeschooling: The History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice, James G. Dwyer and Shawn F. Peters examine homeschooling's history, its methods, and the fundamental questions at the root of the heated debate over whether and how the state should oversee and regulate it. The authors trace the evolution of homeschooling and the law relating to it from before America's founding to the present day. In the process they analyze the many arguments made for and against it, and set them in the context of larger questions about school and education. They then tackle the question of regulation, and they do so within a rigorous moral framework, one that is constructed from a clear-eyed assessment of what rights and duties children, parents, and the state each possess. Viewing the question through that lens allows Dwyer and Peters to even-handedly evaluate the competing arguments and ultimately generate policy prescriptions. Homeschooling is the definitive study of a vexed question, one that ultimately affects all citizens, regardless of their educational background. --

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