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ERIC Number: ED340377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Ohio Home-Schooled Children and Their Use of Public Library Resources.
Schwartz, Robin L.
Across Ohio and the rest of the United States, some children are being educated at home by their parents instead of attending public or private schools. This movement is called home-schooling. Little is known about these home-schooled children and their use of public library resources to supplement and enrich their home-school education. This exploratory survey research project questioned parents of home-schooled children about their children's use of public library resources. The questionnaire was distributed at a statewide home-school convention attended by 2,100 persons, representing 1,175 families. Questionnaires were given one to a family, with a 10% non-probability accidental sample response rate (N=150). Results from the survey indicated that Ohio home-schooled children and their parents use public libraries frequently. Seven tables display the following information: (1) number of respondents answering the survey, by gender; (2) number of parents or non-parents of home-school children; (3) number of children being home-schooled; (4) use of prepared curriculum in home-schooling; (5) public libraries used as additional sources; (6) frequency in using public libraries; and (7) services used at the public library by home-schoolers. A copy of the questionnaire is appended. (9 figures) (MAB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio