ERIC Number: ED458013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Homeschooling Almanac, 2002-2003: How To Start, What To Do, Where To Go, Who To Call, Web Sites, Products, Catalogs, Teaching Supplies, Support Groups, Conferences, and More! Prima Home Learning Library.
Leppert, Mary; Leppert, Michael
This almanac is intended for parents who are considering home schooling or who are already home schooling and want to expand and obtain more resources, and for non-home-schooling parents who want educational resources to supplement their child's education at home. Part 1 of the almanac presents background information into what home schooling is and how it works. Chapter 1 explores why home schooling should be considered. Chapter 2 offers advice on how to begin, including the philosophy of one father who home schooled four sons. Chapter 3 demonstrates the importance of father involvement in children's lives and education. Chapter 4 presents information on determining a child's learning style. Chapters 5 through 7 detail three basic methods--the parental approach, the unschooling method, and the eclectic method--with each chapter including an interview with a home-schooling parent utilizing that approach. Chapter 7 discusses lesser-known home-schooling methods, including the delayed academic approach and the Charlotte Mason method. Chapter 8 focuses on the use of music as family entertainment and an enriching aspect of education. Chapter 9 discusses college admissions for home schoolers. Chapter 10 provides ideas for home-based businesses that enable parents to support their family while staying home with their children. Chapter 11 answers commonly asked questions about home schooling. Part 2 of the almanac highlights products for home schooling related to language skills, mathematics, science, technology, liberal arts, thinking skills, and arts and crafts. Part 3 provides information on available print and Web site resources related to diverse religious or ethnic home-schooling groups and various methods of home schooling. Part 4 provides information on home schooling for each of the 50 states, including state regulations and political climate regarding home schooling, along with contact information for statewide home-schooling groups and the state's department of education. Appended is information on people behind the home-schooling movement and various terms used in home schooling as well as coupons providing discounts on home-schooling materials. (KB)
Descriptors: College Admission, Curriculum, Educational Practices, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Work Relationship, Fathers, Home Schooling, Home Study, Individual Differences, Music, Parent Student Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Program Descriptions, State Standards, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
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