2000 – Resource List for Information on Home Education

Historical Note: This resource list was included in the information packages sent by OFTP to School Boards and Children's Aid Societies in the Spring of 2000. The links provided on this webpage have since been updated. For a more comprehensive list of up-to-date resources, please see our Resource Directory.

On the Internet

"Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children." - Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Article 26 (3)

Association for Canadian Home-Based Education

Canadian Home Based Learning Resource Page

OFTP - The Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents
updated URL: ontariohomeschool.org

Home Based Learning Network
updated URL: https://sites.google.com/site/ottawahbln/


"Homeschooling and the Redefinition of Citizenship" by Bruce Arai, in the Education Policy Analysis Archives

"Homeschooling: Back to the Future?" by Isabel Lyman, in the Policy Analysis archives of the Cato institute

"Homeschooling - Another Educational Choice" by Mary Beth Nelsen, in the archives of the Connecticut Home Educators Association

In Print

Callan, E. (1997) Creating Citizens: Political Education and Liberal Democracy. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Gatto, J.T. (1991) Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling. Philadelphia: New Society Publishers.

Guterson, D., (1992) Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense, New York, Harcourt Brace.

Holmes, M. (1998). The Reformation of Canada's Schools: Breaking Barriers to Parental Choice. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press.

Holt, J. (1983) Learning All The Time. Philadelphia: New Society Publishers.

Holt, J. (1981) Teach Your Own: A Hopeful Path for Education. New York: Delta/Seymour Lawrence.

Illich, I. (1971) Deschooling Society. New York: Harper & Row.

Knowles, J.G. (1998) Home Education: Personal Histories. Chapter 14, pp 302-31 in M.L.Fuller and G. Olsen (eds). Home-School Relations: Working Successfully with Parents and Families. Toronto: Allyn and Bacon.

Knowles, J.G., S. Marlow and J.A. Muchmore (1992) From Pedagogy to Ideology: Origin and Phases of Home Education in the United States, 1970-1990. American Journal of Education, 100(1): 195-235.

Knowles, J.G. (1991) Parents' Rationales for Operating Home Schools. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography; 20(2): 203_230.

Luffman, J. (1997) A Profile of Home Schooling in Canada. Education Quarterly Review, 4(4):30-47.

Marlow, S.E. (1994) Educating Children at Home: Implications for Assessment and Accountability. Education and Urban Society, 26(4): 438-60.

Mayberry, M. J.G. Knowles, B. Ray and S. Marlow (1995) Home Schooling: Parents as Educators. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press.

Mayberry, M. (1993) Effective Learning Environments in Action: The Case of Home Schools. School Community Journal; 3(1): 61_68.

Mayberry, M.(1988) Characteristics and Attitudes of Families Who Home School. Education and Urban Society; 21(1): 32_41.

Mayberry, M. and J.G. Knowles (1989) Family Unity Objectives of Parents Who Teach Their Children: Ideological and Pedagogical Orientations to Home Schooling. Urban Review; 21(4): 209_225.

Menendez, A.J. (1996) Homeschooling: The Facts. Silver Spring MD: Americans for Religious Liberty.

Pfleger, K. (1998, April 6) School's Out. The New Republic. 11-12.

Ray, B. D. (1999). Home Schooling on the Threshold: A Survey of Research at the Dawn of the New Millenium. Salem OR: National Home Education Research Institute Publications.

Ray, B. D. (1997). Strengths of Their Own--Home Schoolers Across America: Academic Achievement, Family Characteristics, and Longitudinal Traits. Salem OR: National Home Education Research Institute Publications.

Ray, B. D. (1994). A Nationwide Study of Home Education in Canada: Family Characteristics, Student Achievement, and Other Topics. Lethbridge: Home School Legal Defense Association of Canada.

Rudner, L. M. (1999). Scholastic achievement and demographic characteristics of home school students in 1998. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 7(8).

Sheffer, S. (1997) A Sense of Self: Listening to Homeschooled Adolescent Girls. New York: Heinemann.

Taylor, J. W. (1986) Self-Conception in Homeschooling Children. Doctoral Dissertation, Andrews University.

Thomas, A. (1998). Educating Children at Home. London: Cassell.

Webb, J. (1989) The Outcomes of Home-Based Education: Employment and Other Issues. Educational Review, 41(2):121-33.

Welner, K.M. and K.G. Welner (1999) Contextualizing Homeschooling Data: A Response to Rudner. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 7(13).