Posts Tagged ‘Technology in Homeschooling’

This post reviews Albert G. Andrade, “An Exploratory Study of the Role of Technology in the Rise of Homeschooling” (Ph.D. Diss, Ohio University, 2008).

This is Andrade’s doctoral dissertation.  After an excellent and thorough review of extant literature on homeschooling he asks what forces led to its explosive growth in the 1980s and 1990s.  He has a hunch that the technological growth of those decades, especially the rise of the personal computer, might be an important factor.  Andrade interviewed 27 former and current homeschooling parents in the greater Albany, NY region to ascertain to what degree technology played a role in their decision to homeschool and the way in which they did so.  (more…)

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