ERIC Number: ED308585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
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Setting the Context for State Regulation of Home-Schooling Parents.
Ray, Brian D.
This document provides an overview of home schooling in the United States that sets the context for a discussion of state regulation of home-schooling parents. The focus is on the nature and variety of statutes and regulations regarding home-schooling. The use of parents as teachers is discussed. Several generalizations concerning major characteristics related to variables of home education, such as demographics, home-schooling practices, and reasons for home-schooling are presented. Each state is responsible for establishing its own statutes and regulations regarding home education. States use varied language to prescribe the nature of what occurs in the home school and to describe the qualifications of parents who wish to educate their children at home. The research indicates that the generalizations do not accurately depict the heterogeneity among home-schoolers in terms of such variables as level of structure in the home-school and reasons for home-schooling. (32 references) (SI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989).