ERIC Number: ED256080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Daily Operations of a Home School Family: A Case Study.
Reynolds, Peter L.; Williams, David D.
Observations and interviews conducted in three different series over an 18-month period provided data about the operation of one family's home school. When combined with data from observations conducted in two other home schools, the information led to a number of conclusions concerning both potential strengths of home schools as learning environments and potential hardships facing those operating such schools. The report presents extended descriptions of three typical days in a home school operated by a family for their four children. The "days" reported are condensations of typical activities from several days, and each represents one of the series of observations. The report also discusses the materials used, the children's achievement, the organization of the curriculum, and the school's impact on the socialization of the children. (PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).