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Kingdom of children : culture and controversy in the homeschooling movement

Author: Mitchell L Stevens
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2001.
Series: Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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More than one million American children are schooled by their parents. As their ranks grow, home schoolers are making headlines by winning national spelling bees and excelling at elite universities. The few studies conducted suggest that homeschooled children are academically successful and remarkably well socialized. Yet we still know little about this alternative to one of society's most fundamental institutions.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mitchell L Stevens
ISBN: 0691058180 9780691058184
OCLC Number: 45463545
Description: xiii, 228 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Chapter one: Inside home education --
Chapter two: From parents to teachers --
Chapter three: Natural mothers, godly women --
Chapter four: Authority and diversity --
Chapter five: Politics --
Chapter six: Nurturing the expanded self --
Notes --
Index.
Series Title: Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
Responsibility: Mitchell L. Stevens.
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Stevens spent ten years interviewing home-schooling families, watching them teach, pitching tents at their summer camps, hanging out at their conferences, and reading their publications. He has Read more...

 
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