ERIC Number: ED459507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Those Unschooled Minds: Home-Educated Children Grow Up. The Educational Heretics Series.
The widespread acceptance of home schooling has persisted long enough to address the question of how well home-schooled children do later in life. In this book, 20 interviews investigate the long-term effects of home schooling in Britain. In the 1980s, the author conducted interviews with several of the same students, when most were teenagers being home schooled. For this document, all interviewees were asked about their current circumstances, the advantages and disadvantages of their education, the educational philosophies of their parents, the reasons their parents gave for preferring home education, their perception of any time they spent in public school, their family's way of life, how much the student was involved in the choice of home education, how the local educational authorities reacted to the choice, and whether they would home school their own children. Most were located through individual or family membership in Education Otherwise, a home-schooling organization. All those interviewed were leading normal social lives as adults, and the vast majority had no problems making friends out of school or at college. There was great variety in work undertaken, with a slight bias toward caring and creative areas. An appendix of useful organizations and an index are provided. (Contains 20 references.) (RKJ)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Home Schooling, Interviews, Life Satisfaction, Quality of Life
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)