Homeschooling in the United States: Examining the Rationales for Individualizing Education

  • Jameson Brewer University of North Georgia
  • Christopher Lubienski Indiana University
Palavras-chave: Homeschooling. Homeschooling claims. Collective good. Individualization.

Resumo

This article provides an exploratory overview of the history of homeschooling in the United States in addition to examining some of the claims made by advocacy organizations. There are two broad categories of rationales for homeschooling: (1) empirical — claims of greater efficiency, effectiveness, or pedagogical appropriateness; and (2) ideological – often informed by a religious or political disposition. A detailed discussion of both rationales is provided. First examined are claims made by homeschooling advocates related to effectiveness and efficiency, finding that this rationale does not have the same validity that ideological rationales like religion and safety may have. Finally, these rationales are cast against the backdrop of the aims of education as a mechanism for the collective good or for the individual good.

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Biografia do Autor

Jameson Brewer, University of North Georgia
University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, United States.
Christopher Lubienski, Indiana University
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States. 

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2017-09-11
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Brewer, J., & Lubienski, C. (2017). Homeschooling in the United States: Examining the Rationales for Individualizing Education. Pro-Posições, 28(2), 21-38. Recuperado de https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/proposic/article/view/8650303
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