Qualitative Perspectives of Homeschool Parents Regarding Perceived Educational Success
Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice
A qualitative study of 15 homeschooling parents reported children’s educational success due to tailoring education to the specific needs of their children. Second, the parents indicated that significant parent-child bonding was an important outcome of the overall homeschool experience. Third, they were both keenly aware of homeschool-kid-stereotypes for lacking apt socialization—and the parents reportedly took deliberate steps in order to help foster this aspect of the children’s lives. We interpret the findings in light of active role construction for involvement and ecological systems theory, finding the parents’ high involvement in their children’s education to contribute to their academic success.
Business, economics, management, psychology, education theory, homeschool
Firmin, Michael W.; Younkin, Felisha L.; Sackett, Thomas A.; Fletcher, Jacqlyn A.; Jones, Theresa M.; and Parrish, Erik A., "Qualitative Perspectives of Homeschool Parents Regarding Perceived Educational Success" (2019). Psychology Faculty Publications. 222.
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