From Library Journal
Recent estimates by the Home School Legal Defense Association state that one percent (600,000-800,000) of school-age children in the United States are being schooled at home, and this number is expected to increase. Whatever the reasons for opting for home schooling, the decision to undertake it is not one to be taken lightly, according to these authors. A Survivor's Guide to Home Schooling is "homey," containing anecdotal illustrations to present a basic overview of the situations that can occur and for which a parent should prepare if home schooling is to be accomplished with success. It is an easily read book for those who are just beginning to consider the home school option or as a "pick-me-up" for home schoolers facing burnout. Home School: Taking the First Step is the book all parents need when deciding on the question of home schooling. The book's step-by-step approach is excellent and covers not only the legal issues, including a state-by-state analysis of laws and requirements, but also the planning process, curriculum and materials needs, teaching preparation, and an excellent listing of readings and resources. There is also a listing, with addresses and some phone numbers, of support groups and services available to the home schooling parent. The glossary and indexes make this an excellent reference source. This title is essential for all public and academic libraries to support questions and research. Mary Pride's The Big Book of Home Learning ( 1986), The Next Book of Home Learning ( 1987), and The New Big Book of Home Learning ( 1988, all Good News Pub.) are also valuable for home schooling-- Ed. -- A.R. Huggins, Memphis State Univ. Libs.
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