ERIC Number: ED367040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
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Home Schooling, Socialization, and Creativity in Children.
Aiex, Patrick K.
After defining and tracing the historical background of home schooling in the United States, this paper focuses on studies which deal with: (1) the socialization of home-schooled children; and (2) creativity in home-schooled children. Noting that according to the Home School Legal Defense Association the number of home-schooled children has jumped from 15,000 in the early 80s to between 750,000-1,000,000 in 1994, the paper argues that the sheer increase in numbers has forced public school educators to take notice of home schooling. The paper concludes with an interview with a couple who home school their children, in which they recount their reasons for home schooling and their experiences with the process. (Contains 11 references.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Educational Issues; Historical Background; Parent Interview