Home schooling is an important and growing American phenomenon with only our first edition in the field. This new 2nd edition will appeal to the home school world, people interested in American education, and the private school community. Changes in the educational environment in the US over the last ten years have prompted growing numbers of parents to withdraw their children from public education. Currently, four percent of schoolage children in the United States are home schooled. An array of educational researchers present various legal, philosophical, and personal perspectives to this new volume. Changes in schooling and home schooling in Great Britain bring an interesting international perspective to this collection of researchbased information.
If you want to learn how to homeschool from someone who has real life experience homeschooling, then check out How to Homeschool by Jane Rodda. This is an excellent resource for parents. Whether you are merely considering the option, just starting out, or are an established homeschooler looking for advice and encouragement, this guide will suit your needs. Jane takes an honest look at the homeschooling issue and gives real life, practical advice on how to homeschool. She doesn´t just give directions from the sidelines. She gives examples from her own experience as a homeschooling mother to four children. This guide examines several different areas of homeschooling, including: Making the decision to homeschool Scheduling Choosing your curriculum Legal issues Socialization The guide includes step-by-step instructions and pinpointed lists of both what to do and what not to do. Jane Rodda realizes that parents have a lot of issues to consider and experience, and helps to give accurate information without overloading you with details. She also realizes that there are several options available for parents who are looking to homeschool, and she addresses the many different options from an unbiased view point. She does share her own personal story, but does not try to sway your decision. Making the decision to homeschool can be an exciting, yet somewhat frightening event. There are many questions to consider, and it is a decision that should not be made lightly. How to Homeschool Your Children helps take away the fear of homeschooling. Listening to this guide will help you feel more prepared and confident to make the best decision for your family. This guide helps homeschooling become a rewarding and enriching experience for everyone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nancy Bos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083316de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
By Heart shares the surprising story of one family´s journey from compliant public schooling to radical home-based learning. This literary homeschool memoir takes readers from the tundra of Bethel, Alaska, to the placid farm country of Wisconsin, all the while exploring the homeschool lifestyle. Daring and compassionate, it portrays homeschooling as a progressive choice and thoughtfully examines classic homeschool tensions – homeschool decision, schedules and curricula, socialization, and the economics of co-parenting. By Heart offers a view of the homeschool lifestyle deeply connected to nature and its cycles. Unflinchingly human, it explores doubts and concerns while remaining steadfastly passionate to the homeschool choice. By Heart is a ´´must- read´´ for those considering the homeschool life and a soothing companion to parents in the midst of it. Entertaining, inspiring, and empowering, it´s a delightful and provocative memoir for all parents, whether they homeschool or not. For educators and policy makers, it reveals an insider´s experience of the homeschool reality; meanwhile, courageously searching the historical and cultural complexity of education rather than posing a simplistic debate between public school and homeschool. By Heart: A Mother´s Story of Children and Learning at Home is a literary page-turner of a memoir that strips away facades and invites readers to an intimate portrayal of one homeschool family. Ultimately, this rare and heartfelt telling affirms all those who live their lives beyond tidy boxes and categories. Narrated by the author. Sound engineering by David Frank. ´´For educators and parents alike.´´ (Midwest Books Review)´´A literary memoir by a compelling storyteller.´´ (Review Direct)´´A poignant and literary memoir.´´ (Home Education)´´Unique in perspective.´´ (Old Schoolhouse Magazine) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen Melin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043788de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.