Posted in Classics, Curriculum, Gender, Motherhood, Parental motivation, tagged Chris Perrin, Classical Academic Press, Classical Christian, Classical Model, Curriculum Inquiry, Jessie Wise, Melissa Sherfinski, Susan Wise Bauer, West Virginia University on February 24, 2015|
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Record: Melissa Sherfinski, “Contextualizing the Tools of a Classical and Christian Homeschooling Mother-Teacher” in Curriculum Inquiry 4, no. 2 (March 2014): 169-203.
Summary: Sherfinski, a professor in West Virginia University’s College of Education and Human Services, has published widely on school reform issues ranging from class size reduction to universal pre-kindergarten programs. This is her first published article on homeschooling, though she has been delivering conference papers about homeschooling mothers since 2010.
In this piece Sherfinski profiles a single homeschooling mother pseudonymously named April Greene. Greene has two boys, ages 11 and 12, whom she has always homeschooled. Due to the influence of an older sister and another respected friend she has decided to embrace the classical education model currently in fashion among many Christian homeschoolers. Sherfinski calls her approach “Classical and Christian” throughout, which I’ll abbreviate as CC. (more…)
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Posted in Politics of homeschooling, Quantitative data, research methodology, tagged Albert Cheng, Ave Maria, Biola University, Cardus Education Survey, Intolerance, Journal of School Choice, Marc Snyder, University of Arkansas on February 9, 2015|
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Record: Albert Cheng, “Does Homeschooling or Private Schooling Promote Political Intolerance? Evidence from a Christian University” in Journal of School Choice 8, no. 1 (2014): 49-68. [Abstract Here]
Summary and Critique: Cheng, a doctoral student at the University of Arkansas, here reports the results of a quantitative study comparing college students who were homeschooled with those who attended public and private schools on a measure of political tolerance. (more…)
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