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ERIC Number: EJ870612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1065-6219
Historical and Contemporary Developments in Home School Education
Wilhelm, Gretchen M.; Firmin, Michael W.
Journal of Research on Christian Education, v18 n3 p303-315 2009
Home school education has a rich history. It is embedded in America's most early form of education practice, with character education being a central component. By the 1960s, however, home school education developed mostly into adoption by extreme groups. First, the Left adopted the protocol as a means of implementing their non-traditional approach to societal milieu. Following court cases that removed religion from the public schools, home education became dominated by fundamental, then evangelical parents. Presently, home schooling is a significant movement that public school educators cannot simply ignore as "fringe". The wide spread use of the internet likely will propel home education's popularity via distance education mediums.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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