Support, Research & Encouragement
Home Educator's Family Times Current Issue Online
Up to date research, commentary and articles on homeschooling.
The Opportunity Cost of Homeschooling by Barbara Frank
If someone offered you a million dollars in exchange for not homeschooling your children, would you take them up on it?
Ten Good Reasons to Homeschool
by Dr. Greg Sherman (2002)If I had to pick one phrase that summarily communicates why we homeschool, it would simply be ãschool is a waste time.ä This isnât to say that people donât learn important things in school, or that school is a total and complete waste of time. It is simply that, from an instructional perspective, too much of the precious time allotted to childhood is wasted in school, primarily because of the two reasons stated above (poor instruction, and learning outcomes that are not worthwhile).
Talks, Times and Suddenlies by Jane R. Boswell
As you look back over this homeschooling year, you can no doubt see some things clearly whether you want to or not. Back near the end of last summer, June seemed an eternity away. Daily planners were crisp and clean - waiting to receive your well-laid plans. Now, months later, having survived the rigors of another year, theyâre probably almost unrecognizable - dog-eared and christened with the stains of everyday use. That planner nobly stands as a symbol of achievement. Do not dismiss it lightly.
Grandchildren Take Lessons From Their Grandparents
by Marcia Garland
"No statistics are available for the number of grandparents involved in the teaching process at home. Some grandparents actively apprentice their grandchildren and many grandparents share their job skills with home-schooled teens.
"Feel Like Giving Up?
by Dorothy Moore
"Wisdom from one of the most recognized pioneers in homeschooling. What to do when you're faced with the everyday challenges.
Emphasizing Wisdom Instead of Utility; Seeking Wholeness in the Raising of Our Children by Anthony and Thecla Howard
"Wholeness. I don't even know what it is. But I know what it isn't. It isn't half life, it isn't half person" M. C. Richards
From our experience as educators we have come to believe that people do not become truly educated by being given answers or information. People become educated when they are provided the opportunity to direct their own learning in environments meant to nurture their awakening. Becoming awake to our full humanity is not a skill accomplished by the provision or exchange of answers or information.
"Research Shows Benefits of Homeschooling
by Dr. Raymond S. Moore
"As the one whose research is generally credited for the founding of this fast-growing educational phenomenon, I would like to clarify a few crucial points about homeschooling.
"Identifying Your Sources of Support
by Debbie Strayer
"Staying true to our calling to homeschool requires commitment, sacrifice, an abundance of Godâs grace and support. What do I mean by support?"
The Support Group of My Dreams
by Susan Grougan
"Where do we turn for help? Often, itâs to our local support group. These groups come in a variety of sizes and differ in focus and dynamics."
Children Educated At Home Don't Become Social Misfits
University of Michigan Study Î93
"Ann Arbor: Teaching Children at home wonât make them social misfits, a University of Michigan study suggests."
Why Are You Homeschooling?
by Blythe Pelham
"A friend and fellow homeschooler asked recently what my answer was when people inquired why I homeschool. My reply was that it depended on who was asking and what I thought their motivation might be."