The Effectiveness of Home Schooling Essay by Professor Victor Verb

The Effectiveness of Home Schooling
An assessment of the effectiveness of home schooling over public schools in the United States today.
# 55425 | 2,211 words | 9 sources | APA | 2003 | US

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This paper provides a review and discussion of the relevant and scholarly literature to determine why American parents are increasingly making the decision to home-school their children. This is followed by a critical evaluation and a summary of the research in the conclusion.

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"According to Patricia Hersch, many students enrolled in public school today feel isolated from the adult world and alienated from parents who fail to take an interest in their lives and to set boundaries for their behavior (Mattox, 1999, p. A-23). Indeed, research by Brian Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute helps to explain why the number of home schoolers in America continues to grow and now totals more than 1.4 million children. Mattox cites Ray's research that indicates the typical home-schooled child is involved in 5.2 social activities outside the home each week. These well-rounded activities include afternoon and weekend programs with conventionally schooled kids, such as ballet classes, Little League teams, Scout troops, church groups and neighborhood play."

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