ERIC Number: ED450470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Home Schooling and the Request for Access to Public School Extracurricular Activities: A Legal and Policy Study of Illinois.
Lett, David R.
This paper reports on a study that examines legal and policy issues surrounding access to public-school extracurricular activities for home-school students. Chapter 1, "The Problem and Its Background," reviews such relevant issues as the history of choice in America and Illinois, legal foundations, regulatory disparities, research questions, methodology, significance, and study limitations. Chapter 2, "Review of the Literature," examines studies from such areas as history, demography, sociology, law, policy, national studies, regional studies, policies, and studies from Illinois. Chapter 3, "Social Historiography and Legal Case Methodology," explores the legal standing of home schooling, variability in statutory considerations, the present status of legislation, case law in such areas as extracurricular and interscholastic activities, and the current position of the National Federation of High Schools Association. This chapter also examines existing state athletic association regulations in four predominant approaches: "legally enrolled,""bona fide,""implied prohibition," and "direct denial." Chapter 4, "Analysis of Political and Ethical Considerations of the Access Issue," explores arguments for, and against, making access to public-school extracurricular activities available to home-school students, the Michigan experience, and a proactive opportunity available to Illinois. Chapter 5, "Summary, Findings, Concerns, and Policy Recommendations," concludes that the weight of research supports denial of access. (Includes four appendices reviewing state regulations, statutes, and policies. Contains over 125 references.) (TEJ)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois