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ERIC Number: EJ946982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1558-2159
A Profile of Homeschooling in South Dakota
Boschee, Bonni F.; Boschee, Floyd
Journal of School Choice, v5 n3 p281-299 2011
The authors conducted a statewide study to determine which factors influenced parents' decision making in electing to homeschool their children rather than send them to public school education in South Dakota. Analysis of data, using frequencies, percentages, means, and standard deviations revealed that the most prevalent reasons for homeschooling in South Dakota were the opportunity for parents to strengthen their relationship with their children, religion, peer pressure, public schools not teaching American values, and not aiding in character development. The major reason why parents homeschooled their children was to strengthen their family relationship. The least prevalent factors were teacher salary, ridicule by peers, physical handicap, not getting along with teachers, and racial reasons. (Contains 14 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota