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Tara Jones, “Through the Lens of Home-Educated Children: Engagement in Education” in Educational Psychology and Practice (2013): 1-15 [Abstract Available Here]

Summary:

Jones is a PhD student at the University of the West of Scotland.  Here she presents the results of a creative effort to learn about home education from children in the United Kingdom, in hopes that the insights gleaned might help school professionals better deal with children who are becoming disaffected from school.

Jones begins by noting that disaffection from school is a major factor motivating many families to turn to home education–factors such as bullying, special education needs, and erratic behavior are frequently cited.  Most of the research on this population in the UK, as with the research in the United States, has focused far more on the adults doing the homeschooling or making the policy than on the children themselves.  Jones wanted to change that. (more…)

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Jennifer L. Jolly, Michael S. Matthews, and Jonathan Nester, “Homeschooling the Gifted: A Parent’s Perspective” in Gifted Child Quarterly 57, no. 2 (December 2012): 121-134. [Abstract available here]

Summary:

Jolly is Associate Professor of Elementary and Gifted Education at Louisiana State University.  Matthews is Associate Professor of Gifted Education at University of North Carolina-Charlotte.  Nester is a Ph.D. student at Louisiana State.  Here they present the results of a rigorous qualitative examination of 13 families, laying out four generalizations about parents who homeschool gifted children. (more…)

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Re-Posts Coming Soon!

For reasons I don’t fully understand, people continue to subscribe to this older site despite the fact that for almost a year I have not updated it.  For the past year my reviews have been posted on the reviews section of the International Center for Home Education Research (ICHER) website.

I will continue to post new material at ICHER, but since I continue to get significant traffic at this older site, I have decided to update it with some of the posts I’ve done in the past year.  If you want my latest stuff, please go here.  But if you just want to peruse older research reviews, this site will work as well.

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