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Welcome to the Polk State College library guide for home schooling research topics. Below you will find suggested books/ebooks and recommended databases. If you need help, click the link for Ask a Librarian.
Choosing Home: Deciding to Homeschool with Asperger's Syndrome by
Publication Date: 2003-11-15
Martha Kennedy Hartnett is the mother of a child with Asperger's Syndrome who made the courageous choice to homeschool. Emerging from the author's personal experience, this book is a step by step account of successful home education.Choosing Home will take you into the homes of Asperger families as they journey from survival of the playground bully to making it work at home. Hartnett embraces those pertinent questions raised by parents: Will I be limiting my child's emotional and social development? How will I know if my teaching is good enough? What if I can't cope? These questions and many more are answered in this touching and insightful narrative.This is a book of hope and encouragement to all parents with an interest in homeschooling.
Learning Without School: Home Education by
Publication Date: 2008-11-15
While some people look back on school as the 'best days of your life', for others the experience can be unpleasant and gruelling. Learning without School is a practical handbook for parents who want to educate their children at home but are unsure that they have the skills and know-how required to give their child the best education possible.This book explains what home education is; the advantages and disadvantages of choosing this route; how to begin home educating; what you need to do and how to help your child adjust; and how home education affects children's social skills and friendships. It also covers technical aspects, such as the curriculum, core subjects, exams and timetables. Ross Mountney also considers children with 'learning difficulties' or 'special needs' and how to approach home education differently for this group of children.Each chapter contains a summary of key points, useful websites, hints and tips and real-life case studies. This practical guide offers indispensible support for parents who are considering home education for their child, and includes a broad philosophy of education that will interest all parents and professionals involved in education and child welfare.
Learning with Mothers by
Publication Date: 2014-04-03
The literature in relation to home schooling grounded in empirical research and focusing on gender role and the impacts of social class has been neglected and unexplored. Home schooling is at an initial period, for the public, researchers, media and educational authorities in China it is mysterious and even abnormal or odd. This book seeks to bring a rich body of qualitative data to provide in-depth information in relation to the demographic characteristics of home schooling parents, the motivations for home schooling in China, the process of practicing it and its relevant academic and social outcomes. Learning with Mothers examines the social difference in terms of social class in the process of home schooling and also takes account of gender difference in terms of parental involvement, aiming to answer the questions about home schooling, such as: - Who are practicing home schooling for their children? - Why do parents choose to home school their children? - How are parents involved in their home schooling? - What is accomplished in doing so?
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (LC40 .H47 2013)
Publication Date: 2013-06-21
1. Homeschooling is a growing trend and evolving practice / Danielle Geary -- 2. Homeschooling is increasing among the wealthy / Alexandra Jacobs -- 3. Homeschooling : the sleeping giant of American education / Dan Lips and Evan Feinberg -- 4. Making education history : beyond the status quo / The Old Schoolhouse Magazine -- 5. Parents have the right to homeschool their children / Michael Farris -- 6. Homeschooling violates progressive liberal values / Dana Goldstein -- 7. Homeschooling does not violate progressive liberal values / Conor Friedersdorf -- 8. Some Evangelical Christian homeschooling limits the worldly options of girls / Kathryn Joyce -- 9. Christian homeschooling should not limit the options of girls / Jeannette Webb -- 10. Homeschooling can be a feminist act / Becky Ellis -- 11. The health of a family : homeschooling from the heart / Julie Foster.
Home Is Where the School Is: the logic of homeschooling and the emotional labor of mothering by
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (LC40 .L65 2013)
Publication Date: 2012-12-17
Mothers who homeschool their children constantly face judgmental questions about their choices, and yet the homeschooling movement continues to grow with an estimated 1.5 million American children now schooled at home. These children are largely taught by stay-at-home mothers who find that they must tightly manage their daily schedules to avoid burnout and maximize their relationships with their children, and that they must sustain a desire to sacrifice their independent selves for many years in order to savor the experience of motherhood. Home Is Where the School Is is the first comprehensive look into the lives of homeschooling mothers. Drawing on rich data collected through eight years of fieldwork and dozens of in-depth interviews, Jennifer Lois examines the intense effects of the emotional and temporal demands that homeschooling places on mothers’ lives, raising profound questions about the expectations of modern motherhood and the limits of parenting.
Homeschooling in New View by
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (LC40 .H6693 2016 )
Publication Date: 2016-01-19
Part 1. Setting the context. Introduction to recent changes and research in US homeschooling / Brian Ray Legal status of homeschooling: an overview / Charles J. Russo -- Part 2. Understanding a range of perspectives. Away with all teachers: the cultural politics of homeschooling / Michael W. Apple -- State power versus parental rights: an international human rights perspective on home education / Michael P. Donnelly -- Trends in homeschooling in North Carolina and Ohio / Lance D. Fusarelli, Andrew Saultz, Andrew McEachin -- Are homeschools adequate learning environments for students with LD? / Steven F. Duvall -- Homeschooling for liberty Tom Smedley -- Willed curriculum: a self-determined approach to learning at home / Carlo Ricci -- Why homeschooling should be regulated / Rob Reich -- Homeschooling in hindsight: the strengths and shortcomings of unschooling / Venus Taylor -- Through the lens of homeschooling: a response to Michael Apple and Rob Reich /Nicky Hardenbergh -- Part 3. International perspectives. -- Can families be trusted: keynote address at Global Home Education Conference 2012, Berlin / Charles L. Glenn -- Homeschooling: a British perspective / Sean Gabb -- Homeschooling regulation vis-a-vis democratic demands of pluralism, integration, and freedom in Spain / Ana Llano Torres -- Afterward: Back to the future: Homeschooling and the evolution of education / Frances R. Spielhagen.
Education Source The world's largest and most complete collection of full-text education journals, this database provides scholarly research and information to meet the needs of education students, professionals, and policy makers. It covers all levels of education from early childhood to higher education as well as all educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.
Educators Reference Complete This comprehensive resource covers multiple levels of education
from preschool to college and includes virtually every educational specialty, such
as bilingual studies, health, technology and testing. The resource also includes
information on issues related to administration, funding and policy in education.
ERIC An authoritative database of indexed and full-text educational literature and resources. Essential for education researchers of all kinds, it features journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.
Teacher Reference Center Contains journal information for K-12 teachers and librarians. Topics covered include best practices, curriculum development, literacy standards, pedagogical research, instructional media, language arts, science & mathematics, school administration, and more.
Academic Search Complete Academic Search Complete, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.
Expanded Academic ASAP Resources for research across academic disciplines, offering in-depth coverage of
virtually any concentration from advertising, psychology and history to microbiology, the humanities and womens studies.
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