From time to time I like to provide a brief summary of some recent court cases relative to homeschooling. Today I’m stressing only those decided by a court of appeals or higher, not district court decisions. We’ll begin with a couple of special education decisions that together say something important about homeschooling children with special needs. Then we’ll move on to the more unseemly stuff. (more…)
Archive for the ‘Special Education’ Category
This post reviews Karen S. Hurlbutt, “Experiences of Parents Who Homeschool Their Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders” in Developmental Disabilities 26, no. 4 (December 2011): 239-249.
Hurlbutt, a Special Education professor at Minnesota State University, here presents the results of a qualitative study of nine families who have chosen to homeschool their children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She begins by noting that several experts in the field point to autism as the most challenging of conditions for public school teachers due to the rapidly changing nature of diagnosis and treatment protocols. Many teachers and schools feel unprepared to deal well with children with ASD, and as a result a growing number of families with ASD kids are turning to homeschooling.
Posted in International Homeschooling, Parental motivation, Special Education, Uncategorized, tagged Jane van Galen, Mitchell Stevens, Ruth Morton, University of Warwick on October 28, 2011 | 7 Comments »
This post reviews Ruth Morton, “Home Education: Constructions of Choice” in International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education 3, no. 1 (October 2010) Available Here.
Morton, a doctoral student at the University of Warwick whose dissertation is a qualitative study of homeschooling motivations and practice in the United Kingdom, here gives us a taste of what the dissertation will contain, describing how there are three basic motivational types of homeschoolers. (more…)
Posted in Parental motivation, Special Education, tagged Carrie Winstanley, gifted children, ideologues, Jane van Galen, Mitchell Stevens, pedagogues, Roehamption Uinversity, Theory and Research in Education on November 23, 2009 | 13 Comments »
This post reviews Carrie Winstanley, “Too Cool for School? Gifted Children and Homeschooling” in Theory and Research in Education 7, no. 3 (November 2009): 347-362
Winstanley, Principal Lecturer in Education at Roehampton University in London, here argues that gifted children form a distinct group of homeschoolers that defy classification schemes usually employed by scholars to describe the homeschooling movement. (more…)
Posted in Homeschool Law, public school and homeschool partnerships, Special Education, tagged Allan G. Osborne, IDEA, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Jr., Special Education on March 13, 2009 | 1 Comment »
This post briefly reviews Allan G. Osborne, Jr., “IDEA and Alternative Education Choices: Legal Issues” in School Business Affairs 74, no. 10 (November 2008): 24-26.
Posted in Special Education, tagged ADD, Asperger's Syndrome, Dyslexia, homeschooling children with special needs, HSLDA, John Holt, Lisa Rivero, Raymond Moore, Special Education, Wisconsin on November 25, 2008 | 1 Comment »
This post briefly reviews Lisa Rivero’s The Homeschooling Option: How to Decide When It’s Right for Your Family(New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2008).
Rivero, author of two previous books on home-based education, Gifted Education Comes Home : A Case for Self-Directed Homeschoolingand Creative Home Schooling: A Resource Guide for Smart Familieshere provides the latest in a long line of introductory books aimed at parents thinking about homeschooling and looking for advice. Much of the book is similar to other books of this genre, but there are a few features that make it worth a brief notice in this blog on homeschool research. (more…)