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ERIC Number: ED452594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0735-0023
Home School and the Public School: Rethinking the Relationship.
Romanowski, Michael H.
Streamlined Seminar, v19 n3 Spr 2001
Public school educators often fail to appreciate the various reasons home schooling is an increasingly attractive option for families of nearly every class, race, religion, and political perspective. Parents preferring to home school their children generally reveal one of two motivations for their decision. 'Idealogues' aim to promote specific beliefs, values, and skills, while 'Pedagogues' believe that home schooling offers a superior education, even if the content of public schools is seen as less problematic. The most damaging conflict between educators and parents is an 'Us versus Them' perception rooted in limited negative experiences and poor mutual understanding. Parents should develop a better understanding and appreciation of the value of public schools and educators should focus on assisting students in all settings, including students schooled at home. Parents and educators should see their roles as complementary. Building a productive relationship is possible through exchanging ideas, offering dual enrollment, and providing a home-school liaison. Productive partnerships can improve the academic success of both home and public school students. (Contains 11 references.) (TEJ)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.