Homeschooling is revolutionizing the way many children in this country are educated. Increasing numbers of parents are finding that homeschools provide their children with a learning environment superior to that of public schools. Whether you are currently homeschooling or are just considering it, you've probably had questions, such as: Can I afford it? How do I set up a plan of study? And, most important, is homeschooling right for my child? Here—at last—are honest, practical answers to all of your questions and more!
Drawing from the collective wisdom and experience of the 39 most respected mentors in the field, The Homeschooling Book of Answers is your essential guide to one of the biggest trends in education. Learn how homeschooling may be your family's best method for providing your child with the finest education. Your child deserves it!
"I can't imagine a more helpful book on homeschooling — a happy marriage of the realistic with the idealistic, the passionate with the practical. Until our schools are not just reformed but truly transformed, every parent should consider this alternative."
— George Leonard, author of Education and Ecstasy and Mastery
"If you plan to homeschool, make sure you read this book. Your child's education depends on it."
— Senator Vince Illuzzi
"The Homeschooling Book of Answers is filled with common sense for homeschoolers or any other parents who care deeply about their children's education. This book is a must-read for people who care about how and what their children learn — at home or in one of the expensive institutional juggernauts that have a difficult time keeping up with them."
— Craig Lancto, educator and newspaper columnist
"Delightfully easy to read, this most timely, valuable, informative, and critically needed work covers the home school issue with an encyclopedic thoroughness. I can only applaud and pass the word."
— Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of The Crack in the Cosmic Egg and Magical Child
Contributors include: John Taylor Gatto, author of Dumbing Us Down; David and Micki Colfax, authors of Homeschooling for Excellence; Raymond and Dorothy Moore, authors of School Can Wait; Mark and Helen Hegener, publishers of Home Education Magazine; Susannah Sheffer, editor of Growing Without Schooling
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This how-to guide offers the collective wisdom of six dozen homeschoolers, their children, and noted writers on the subject. Written in a question-and-answer format, it leaves no stone unturned, with chapters on everything from socialization ("But what about the prom?") to the tricky teen years ("How will my child learn the tough subjects, like algebra and chemistry, if I don't understand them?"). There's also practical advice on how to handle critical relatives and friends, how to succeed at the college admissions process, and how to correspond with the governmental agencies that may oversee homeschooling in your state. The writing is authoritative and often humorous, with anywhere from two to five responses to each question from different homes across the country. One chapter exclusively features responses from homeschooled children. A lengthy appendix of resources provides national and state support groups, books, magazines, sources for learning materials, Internet sites, mailing lists, and newsletters. And, unlike many books on this subject, a helpful list of state-by-state requirements for homeschoolers is provided.
Linda Dobson, the author who corralled these voices, is the news editor and columnist for Home Education Magazine, and a homeschooler since 1985. Primarily written for families considering homeschooling, the guide would also benefit educators, researchers, politicians, and writers. Despite its comprehensiveness, however, the book does gloss over the subject of minorities in homeschooling (only one parent of color is among the contributors), and traditional schools come in for quite a bit of abuse at homeschoolers' expense. But for someone looking for advice from those in the know, this is the book. --Jodi Mailander FarrellFrom the Back Cover:
Complete Homeschooling Support at Your Fingertips!
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Book Description Prima Lifestyles, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110761513779
Book Description Prima Lifestyles. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0761513779 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1254996