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Record: Bonnie W. Mackey, Kasha Reese, and Wade C.  Mackey, “Demographics of Home Schoolers: A Regional Analysis Within the National Parameters,” in Education 132, no. 1 (Fall 2011): 133-140. [Abstract Here]

Summary: Bonnie Mackey, a professor of education at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Kasha Reese, a teacher in the Aldine Independent School District, and Wade Mackey, a professor of Criminal Justice at Jacksonville State University, here present the results of an online survey regarding the demographics and parental motivations of homeschoolers from a single support group in a Southwestern city.The authors begin not with a survey of the significant literature on demographics and parental motivation as one might expect but with a rather eccentric brief survey of the early history of homeschooling in the United States, focusing on the work of John Holt and Ivan Illich.  They then explain their study. (more…)

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