Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Homeschool Research

So many people seem to be against homeschooling but don't really know much about it. I have encountered people asking things like: What about your child's socialization? How can you teach your child through all his schooling years, especially if you've never gone to college? And, now that my oldest has reached the high school years: Aren't you ever going to put him in school?

I will explain our reasons for homeschooling in another post, but I would like to begin by providing a link to the National Home Education Research Institute. Just click on the title of the Institute in this post and it will take you to the website where you can view more information on the research findings.

*Dr. Brian Ray, a leading researcher of home education, has taught students in both public and private schools, and universities (from elementary through graduate levels), and is himself a homeschooling father of eight children. He holds his Ph.D. in science education from Oregon State University, and is the author of several books, including Worldwide Guide to Homeschooing, and Home Educated and Now Adults. The latter is based on an extensive survey of over 7,000 homeschool graduates who responded to this enlightening study.

*I took this information from a pamphlet that highlights some of the facts from his book, Home Educated and Now Adults.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! You go girl! I can't wait to see what you have to share here.