Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Socialization’ Category

This post briefly reviews Susie Heumier Aasen, “New Followers of an Old Path-Homeschoolers” in Educator’s World 32, no. 4 (January 2010): 12-14. [Available Here]

Aasen, veteran homeschooling mother of five in Washington State, here summarizes the basics of homeschooling research.  She leads off with the 2007 NCES data that estimated there to be around 1.5 million homeschoolers in the U.S.  She describes the diversity of motives, pedagogies, and types of people who homeschool.  She cites Brian Ray’s NHERI research to show that  (more…)

Read Full Post »

This post is the first in a series reviewing the recent articles published in the November 2009 issue of Theory and Research in Education.  The article under review is Michael S. Merry and Charles Howell, “Can Intimacy Justify Home Education?”

Merry, professor of philosophy of education at the University of Amsterdam and author of an important recent book on Islamic schooling, and Charles Howell, a philosopher of education at Northern Illinois University who has published many articles on homeschooling (most of them in Brian Ray’s Home School Researcher), here team up for a vigorous argument for intimacy as a guiding value in homeschooling that can justify the practice.  Here’s the argument in a nutshell:  (more…)

Read Full Post »

This post reviews Mary K. Saunders, “Previously Homeschooled College Freshmen: Their First Year Experiences and Persistence Rates” in Journal of College Student Retention 11, no. 1 (2009-2010): 77-100.

Saunders here uses results from a survey of 261 college freshmen at Wheaton College to argue that first year students who previously homeschooled tend to report positive social experiences and commitment to the college.  Such students are just as likely as are  students who went to institutional schools to stay at the college.  (more…)

Read Full Post »

This post reviews Robert Kunzman, Write These Laws on Your Children: Inside the World of Conservative Christian Homeschooling (Boston: Beacon Press, 2009).

Kunzman [see his wonderful homeschooling research website here], Associate Professor of Education at Indiana University, Bloomington and author of many works on religion, ethics, and education, here gives us one of the most important books on homeschooling ever written.  (more…)

Read Full Post »

This post reviews Susan A. Miller,Growing Girls: The Natural Origins of Girls’ Organizations in America (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2007)

Miller, a lecturer in the history department at the University of Pennsylvania, here writes a detailed and fascinating account of organizations created in the early 20th century to help girls maintain continuity with the frontier past even as they prepared them for the modern future–organizations like Camp Fire Girls, Girl Scouts, Girl Pioneers, and many more.  (more…)

Read Full Post »

This post is the final installment of my treatment of Kathryn Joyce, Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement.

In my first post I summarized the book’s content.  In my second post I offered a few critiques and generalizations.  Here I’d like to offer some speculations about the movement’s future, drawing on a few personal experiences in the process.  (more…)

Read Full Post »

This post reviews Patricia M. Greenfield, “Linking Social Change and Developmental Change: Shifting Pathways of Human Development” in Developmental Psychology 45, no. 2 (March 2009): 401-418

Greenfield is a luminary in the field of psychocultural research, the comparative study of psychology across geographic and ethnic boundaries.  She is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at UCLA and Associate Director of the Children’s Digital Media Center, Los Angeles (CDMCLA).

In this fascinating article Greenfield constructs a broad theory to explain how changes in society interface with changes in child development.  In this review I will briefly summarize her theory and then explain how it connects to homeschooling.  (more…)

Read Full Post »

This post reviews Carol Plum-Ucci, Homeschooling Abbey: Your Basic Mom Tries Home Education & Tells All (BookSurge, 2008)

Plum-Ucci, best known for her young adult thrillers, here pens an intriguing memoir/meditation on her homeschooling experience with her daughter Abbey.  (more…)

Read Full Post »

In my previous two posts (here and here) I reviewed the first three parts of Homeschooling (Current Controversies).  In this post I’ll finish out part four and make some concluding comments about the anthology. 

Part four addresses the question, “Should Homeschooled Children Have Access to Public School Resources?”  (more…)

Read Full Post »

This post follows my previous post reviewing the new anthology Homeschooling (Current Controversies).  Here I will review parts II and III of the book.

Part II addresses the question “is homeschooling a good option?” with three yea voices and one nay.  (more…)

Read Full Post »

« Newer Posts - Older Posts »

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 58 other followers