Posts tagged research studies

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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Informal Learning

In 1998 The National Research Network on New Approaches to Lifelong Learning (NALL) at OISE/UT conducted the first Canadian survey on informal learning of 1500 Canadian adults. The research was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The purpose of NALL was to identify the extent of adult learning, the existence

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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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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


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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Changes in Parents’ Motivation to Home Educate

The following is a summary of a 21-page research paper by Bruce Arai, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo. The paper is entitled “”Ideologues””, ““Pedagogues”” and “”Mainstreamers””: Changes in Parents’’ Motivations for Homeschooling”. This paper is currently under review for publication by a scholarly journal. [Web Editor’s Note: this likely refers to this

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A brief look at comparisons of standardized test results for home educated students and public school students.

© 1998 Mary Shaw There is an assumption in Western Society that education is necessary to a higher quality of life; it is also a general belief that education and schooling are synonymous. Society also assumes that the education provided in our public schools is the best that can be experienced. A look at the


Support for Home Based Education by U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley

In the March 5, 1997 issue of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, [United States] Secretary of Education Richard Riley is quoted as saying that he wants homeschooling representatives to attend a national forum to bring “the nation’s best teachers” together to address [the] country’s education challenges. The article states: “Home-school students score significantly higher on standardized

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