Homeschooling: A Comprehensive Survey of the Research
(Updated 2020 version here: https://www.othereducation.org/index.php/OE/article/view/259 )
This article provides a comprehensive summary of the English-language research and scholarship on homeschooling, organized into the categories of demographics, curriculum, academic achievement, socialization, law, relationships with public schools, transition to college/adulthood, and international homeschooling. The 351 texts used in this review were culled from virtually the entire universe of English-language academic texts on the topic: more than 1,400 in total. Scholarship was evaluated using three primary criteria: quality of scholarship, significance or influence, and distinctiveness of insight. This review sought to answer the following questions: What primary topics or themes are addressed in the literature? How effective are the methodology and analysis performed? What does the research reveal about homeschooling, and what questions remain unanswered?
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