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Record: Ama Mazama and Garvey Lundy, “African American Homeschoolers: The Force of Faith and the Reality of Race in the Homeschooling Experience” in Religion and Education (forthcoming).  [First page here]

Summary: In previous articles Mazama (of Temple University) and Lundy (of Montgomery County Community College) have drawn on what is to date the largest and most geographically diverse sample of African American homeschoolers ever collected to probe parental motivation.  In a 2012 article they first articulated what has become a standard theme of their work, the idea that African American homeschoolers are motivated largely by what they call “racial protectionism,” a desire to protect their children from the racism they often face in conventional schools.  In a 2013 piece they refined their concept, calling it “educational protectionism,” and giving it both a curricular and a pedagogical dimension.

In this article they draw on this same data to add yet another dimension to their account of parental motivation.  Here they focus particularly on religion.  (more…)

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This post reviews Angie Renich, The One and Only Miss Violet Remy (Wildwood Digital Publishing, 2011).  [Digital Download available here].

A couple of weeks ago Angie Renich contacted me and asked if I’d like a free copy of her book for review.  It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a piece of children’s literature, though I have done so on many occasions before.  A summative post that has links to most of my reviews of children’s books where homeschooling features is available here.

I googled Ms. Renich and couldn’t find much except that she doesn’t like Mitt Romney’s Mormonism and that she composed some music for a ballet version of C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.  That last one is relevant to the story, so here goes…

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