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ERIC Number: EJ1093110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1477-8785
African American Homeschooling Practices: Empirical Evidence
Mazama, Ama
Theory and Research in Education, v14 n1 p26-44 Mar 2016
Despite a significant increase in scholarly interest for homeschooling, some of its most critical aspects, such as instructional daily practices, remain grossly understudied. This essay thus seeks to fill that void by presenting empirical evidence regarding the homeschooling practices of a specific group, African Americans. Most specifically, the purpose of this essay is to answer the following questions: Who teaches Black homeschooled children? How are they taught? And, what are they taught? What emerges is that while African American homeschooling practices vary widely based on parents' teaching and learning philosophies and ultimate objective, a common tendency is the implementation of a curriculum inclusive of African/African American history and culture. Moreover, contrary to previous claims, this study does not lend credence to the notion that Black homeschooling is overly structured and rigid.
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Language: English
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