Blog Topic: Socialization

Reply to a Fellow Home Educator

Your concerns about your son’s socialization are important.  Everybody worries about their child’s social development, but for those  of us who homeschool, and for those of us with only children the issue seems to be that much greater. The family is the primary agent of socialization.  The fact that your child is extremely social means

Topics: Socialization

Bullying at School

Prevalence One Norwegian study of 130,000 students found that 15% or one student in seven was involved in some practice of bullying: about 9% as victims while the other 6% as bullies (Ziegler & Rosenstein-Manner, 1991). In Peel, 15% of students aged 5 to 19 years would equate to approximately 27,500 children being involved in

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Topics: Critiques of the School System, Socialization

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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Topics: Perceptions of Homeschooling, Socialization

So —— What About Socialization?

I have never in my adult life been treated as cruelly as I was for the 7 years of elementary school. If that was supposed to prepare me for “real life,” I guess I haven’t yet entered “real life.” Tia Leschke, homeschooling parent My objection to the social life of almost all schools is that

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Topics: Socialization