Posts Tagged ‘Eric J. Isenberg’

This post reviews Eric J. Isenberg, “What Have We Learned About Homeschooling?” in Peabody Journal of Education 82 (2007): 387-409.

Isenberg, affiliated with Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., here tries to synthesize all of the best research on several topics related to homeschooling.  After a brief historical orientation he begins by bemoaning the paucity of available data to do rigorous quantitative study of homeschooling.  The best available sources are the data collected by some state education departments and the massive cross-sectional National Household Education Survey (NHES).  Isenberg uses them and some other less reliable data to summarize what can be known about “how many, why, and how parents homeschool their children.” (more…)

Read Full Post »