Home School Athletes Research Paper by writingsensation

Home School Athletes
An in-depth discussion on the inclusion of home school athletes in public school sports programs.
# 74652 | 4,870 words | 19 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Oct 18, 2006 in Education (Physical) , Education (General)

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This paper discusses home schooling in terms of common regulations regarding curriculum, teaching certification, and grading, and how those regulations can affect the outcome of equal sport participation decisions. Additionally, this paper discusses some of the problems associated with these regulations in terms of allowing home schooled students to participate in public school sports programs, and explores common opinions on both sides of the issue. This paper analyzes the existing school systems which allow home educated students to participate, and expands on how those programs manage complex issues such as eligibility and liability. Finally, this paper expands on strategies developed to allow home schooled student participation, and the effectiveness of these strategies.

From the Paper:

"It is also important to understand why many parents choose home education over an education provided in a public school setting, since through this understanding, one can begin to understand why some parents still wish for their children to participate in public school sports events. According to a study by Lines (2000), most parents choose home schooling as a means of integrating religious and moral beliefs, or due to dissatisfaction with the public school educational system. For those choose based on religious beliefs, parents cite the unsafe atmosphere of today's school systems. Often, these parents do not want their children involved in situations of drug use, "bad influences", or other destructive behavior that can often be found in young individuals. For those who choose home education based on dissatisfaction, the issues cited are often a lack of trust in the level of education received in public schools, and the evidence of lower test scores for public school students. "

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