Homeschooling in America : capturing and assessing the movement /

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.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Murphy, Joseph, 1949- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, a SAGE Company, [2012]
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Table of 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.