Record: Blane Després, “A Question of Resistance to Home Education and the Culture of School-Based Education” in Peabody Journal of Education 88, no. 3 (2013): 365-377.
Summary: Després, President of Ripple Deep Consulting in British Columbia, here tries to apply his systemic thinking model called the FoRSE Matrix to the question of public education’s resistance to home education. Continue Reading »
Posted in Politics of homeschooling | Tagged Blane Despres, British Columbia, FoRSE Matrix, Peabody Journal of Education, Ripple Deep Consulting | 1 Comment »
Every four years the National Center for Education Statistics’ enormous National Household Education Survey includes questions about homeschooling. The results of the latest round of homeschooling questions (from the 2011 survey) were released in August of 2013. This massive survey (n=17,563) provides us with the best data by far on homeschooling, consisting as it does of a representative sample of the entire population of the United States. You can read the preliminary results in tables 7 and 8 of the latest survey here.
Five years ago I summarized what previous rounds of the NCES survey had uncovered about homeschooling. Here I will update that summary, incorporating the newer data. Continue Reading »
Posted in Minority Homeschooling, Parental motivation, Quantitative data, research methodology | Tagged National Center for Education Statistics, National Household Education Survey, NCES | Leave a Comment »
Record: Christopher Lubienski, Tiffany Puckett, and T. Jameson Brewer, “Does Homeschooling ‘Work’? A Critique of the Empirical Claims and Agenda of Advocacy Organizations” in Peabody Journal of Education 88, no. 3 (2013): 378-392.
Lubienski is well known as one of the most prominent critics of unregulated homeschooling. Here he and his colleagues do not challenge the rights of families to educate their children at home. They limit their critique to the research and underlying agendas of homeschooling advocacy organizations. Continue Reading »
Posted in Academic Achievement, Politics of homeschooling, research methodology | Tagged Brian D. Ray, Christopher Lubienski, Home School Legal Defense Association, HSLDA, National Home Education Research Institute, NHERI, Peabody Journal of Education, T Jameson Brewer, Tiffany Puckett | Leave a Comment »
Record: Perry L. Glanzer, “Saving Democratic Education from Itself: Why We Need Homeschooling” in Peabody Journal of Education 88, no. 3 (2013): 342-354.
Summary: Glanzer, an education professor at Baylor University, here argues that homeschooling provides a helpful corrective to reductive definitions of education fostered by some advocates of public schooling.
His fundamental point is that many public school advocates have raised the concept of education for political citizenship to such a high level that it has become something like an established religion. Continue Reading »
Posted in Homeschool Jurisprudence, Homeschooling and Higher Education, Politics of homeschooling, public school and homeschool partnerships | Tagged Baylor University, Christian Smith, Democratic Education, Peabody Journal of Education, Perry Glanzer, Perry L. Glanzer, Warren Nord | Leave a Comment »
Record: Gene W. Gloeckner and Paul Jones, “Reflections on a Decade of Changes in Homeschooling and the Homeschooled into Higher Education,” Peabody Journal of Education 88, no. 3 (2013): 309-323.
Summary: Gloeckner, an education professor at Colorado State University, and Jones, interim president of Georgia College and State University, here revisit the two questions they first addressed in two widely cited 2004 pieces about homeschooling and higher education, both published in the special issue dedicated to that theme by the Journal of College Admission. The questions concerned 1. the success of homeschooled students in college when compared with students from conventional schools, and 2. the perception of admissions officers about homeschooled applicants. Continue Reading »
Posted in Homeschooling and Higher Education | Tagged Colorado State University, Gene W. Gloeckner, Georgia College and State University, Journal of College Admissions, Marc Snyder, Michael F. Cogan, Paul Jones, Peabody Journal of Education, Rob Kunzman | Leave a Comment »