Psychology Faculty Publications

Title

Historical and Contemporary Developments in Home School Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2009

Journal Title

Journal of Research on Christian Education

Volume

18

Issue

3

First Page

303

Last Page

315

Abstract

Home school education has a rich history. It is embedded in America's most early form of education practice, with character education being a central component. By the 1960s, however, home school education developed mostly into adoption by extreme groups. First, the Left adopted the protocol as a means of implementing their non-traditional approach to societal milieu. Following court cases that removed religion from the public schools, home education became dominated by fundamental, then evangelical parents. Presently, home schooling is a significant movement that public school educators cannot simply ignore as 'fringe'. The wide spread use of the internet likely will propel home education's popularity via distance education mediums.

Keywords

Home school, home schooling

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