Graduate Research Papers

Author

Sharon Gerst

Award/Availability

Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Home schooling; Public schools;

Abstract

This research paper focuses on the interactions between homeschoolers and public schools. A modified case study approach, the constant comparative method, was used to examine the rationale and interaction patterns of five different families. The families were interviewed as to their rationale for homeschooling, the impact homeschooling had on their families, current collaborations they had with their local public schools, the impact of these collaborations on the family and their children’s academic and social development, and interests these families may have had in additional collaborations with their local public school. The families were most interested in collaborations in which they could see an academic benefit for their children. The study demonstrated a connection between the rationales families held for homeschooling and the type of interactions in which they were involved with their public schools. The findings of this study show that interactions between public schools and homeschoolers benefit homeschooled students by providing them with broader experiences and deepening their academic knowledge.

Date of Award

2007

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Division of Literacy Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Date Original

2007

Object Description

105 p. ; 28 cm.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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