ERIC Number: ED336853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: 0
Homeschooling: Issues for Administrators. Occasional Paper Series, No. 12.
Mirochnik, Denise A.; McIntire, Walter G.
The growth of home schooling over the last 20 years in Maine and across the nation, state responses, and current controversies are described in this paper. Following an introduction, the first part provides definitions and discusses legal concerns of home schooling. The next part provides a historical overview that examines public school leadership and home/school relations. The scope and characteristics of families who teach their children at home are described in the third part. The fourth section describes home schooling in Maine, with a focus on the application process and current legislation. The concluding section examines issues pertinent to local school officials (such as superintendent responsibility, parental rights, and funding) to higher education; and to parents. The recommendation is made to foster collaboration among all education stakeholders. One table is included. Appendices contain proposed revisions of rules for home instruction (Chapter 130). (40 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Penquis Superintendents' Association Research Cooperative, ME.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono. Coll. of Education.