Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense (Harvest Book) First Edition, Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0156300001
ISBN-10: 0156300001
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Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Despite the paradox of his position as a public high school teacher in Washington State who advocates home schooling (and provides it for his three sons), Guterson mounts a strong challenge to "the doctrine of school's necessity." He profiles the home-school movement, which encompasses more than 300,000 families in America, and probes the wide variety of motives behind its growth. The most common, he finds, is parents' dissatisfaction with the mass, prescribed and other-directed nature of public education. Guterson argues that properly practiced home-schooling produces academic success, lessens peer pressure and allows children to become independent. We see these benefits in his depiction of his own family's experience, but he scants the commitment in time and resources that home schooling requires of parents. He covers legal obstacles and community resistance that await those who embark on this traditional undertaking today. While not a panacea for America's educational malaise, home schooling as presented here should prompt educators to reflect on their own approaches.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

From Library Journal

Guterson brings an interesting perspective to the question of homeschooling. Although he teaches English in a large public high school, he and his wife prefer to instruct their own children at home. Here, he articulates many of the problems of the American education system and, to a degree, makes a strong case for the role of homeschooling in contributing to the solution. The strength of his argument is the importance he attaches to the involvement of families in the education of their children. The weakness is in the idea that homeschooling might work for every family. Particularly effective is his clear presentation of the legal basis for homeschooling (the author's attorney father, though personally opposed to homeschooling, has helped many families in achieving their right to teach their children at home). This book is a useful contribution to education literature. For public libraries.
- Hilma F. Cooper, Cheltenham Twp. Libs., Pa.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B003WJQ7A8
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Mariner Books; First edition (September 16, 1993)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 16, 1993
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1236 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 267 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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