Blog Topic: Perceptions of Homeschooling

New Study of Homeschool Adults

Article on a New Study of Homeschool Adults, written by Keith Middleton and published in the February 2004 issue of Home Rules, the newsletter of the Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents.

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Fraser Institute Study on Home Schooling

Home schooling is an effective alternative to the public school system The Fraser Institute issued a press release on October 9 [2001] summarizing their study entitled, “Home Schooling: From the Extreme to the Mainstream”. Here are some quotes from Claudia Hepburn, director of education policy at the Institute: In the past decade, home schooling has

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Schooling ~ The Many-Sided Sphere

“Nobody that can think should ever be forced into a situation that bores them.”-Anon. Since I started homeschooling (about 2 1/2 years ago now), I’ve felt more often happy than sad or stressed in any way. I’ve gotten enough sleep (which none of my schooling friends have), and I’ve been able to pursue things that

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Press Soup

Recently OFTP was asked to comment in the press about the newly proposed tax credits for families sending their children to private schools. Donna Sheehan and members of the executive drafted and sent a brief statement after inviting email discussion about it. I just wanted to thank everyone who contributed to this request, showing their

Topics: OFTP's Work, Perceptions of Homeschooling, Taxes and Funding

Study – Homeschooled Students Excel

Paula Rothermel, of the School of Education, University of Durham, U.K., has conducted several research studies on home educated children. An article titled “A nationwide study of home education: early indications and wider implications” was published in the Summer 1999 issue of Education Now. Findings in brief This three year study of home education in

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U.S. Government Honours Home Education

On Tuesday, September 26, 2000 the U.S. House passed a homeschool resolution honoring home education. House Resolution 578, sponsored by Bob Schaffer from Colorado, had positive, bipartisan support. No votes were recorded, as it passed by voice vote. Congressman Goodling, Chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee spoke in favor of the measure. Indeed, all

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Homeschooling and Citizenship

A summary of the research report “Homeschooling and the Redefinition of Citizenship” by Bruce Arai. Bruce Arai teaches courses in research methods, statistics, and the sociology of work at Wilfrid Laurier University. His research interests include homeschooling, educational assessment, and economic sociology, particularly self-employment. Professor Arai is also the author of a study entitled “”Changes

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A Perception of OFTP

Recently OFTP received a letter which elicited a lot of response from the membership on the oftp email list. It is quite possible that the views expressed are common among people considering home education as a means of choosing something besides a problem-ridden public school system. The writer, more than likely not conversant with home

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Public Perceptions of Home-Based Education

Many home-based educators know Ontario writer Paul Kropp from his critically-acclaimed book The Reading Solution, a cogent analysis and discussion of how and why people learn to read. Last year Mr. Kropp moved a little further afield when he produced The School Solution (Random House of Canada). In his new book, Mr. Kropp devoted exactly

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