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ERIC Number: EJ906998
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1099-839X
Making the Transition from Traditional to Home Schooling: Home School Family Motivations
Anthony, Kenneth Vance; Burroughs, Susie
Current Issues in Education, v13 n4 2010
This study examined the motivations of families that operate home schools. Four intact, religiously conservative families were interviewed and observed over one year. Findings showed that families were motivated by multiple factors to leave traditional schooling and begin home schooling. Additionally, the motivations to home school influenced the families' instructional practices. Finally, results indicated that the decision to home school was a positive decision for the families, not an outright rejection of traditional schooling. This study reveals the complex motivations to home school and may assist administrators, teachers, and policymakers in traditional schools induct and retain families considering home schooling. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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