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I need to gather articles about reasons to homeschool. Yes, I need to give these articles to a family member who is having a very difficult time understanding why we are doingthhis. He is afraid for our dc's future, and when speaking to me about it, will cry. I then fell bad for him that he is crying as I know how much he loves and respects me and loves our dc. My words are not enough.

I have the 2005 issue from Mothering with the feature on HSing and that is it.

Is Home Education a non-religious based mag to support Hser's?

I need articles-not books.

Can anyone help??

THanks!!!

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Here are some fantastic articles that might help you out. I use them quite frequently when talking to people about homeschooling.

The Natural Child Project...resources for caring parent. Good luck!

http://www.naturalchild.com/articles/learning.html

Oh, and if that wasn't enough for you, here's some more.

http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/...es/Current.htm
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You may be able to find some here: http://www.besthomeschooling.org/

And here on my website: http://fourlittlebirds.blogsome.com/educational-issues/

(The John Taylor Gatto, perhaps, especially?)

So what are his specific objections? What does he think she will get out of school?
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Home Education Magazine is not a religious publication - I think it would be an excellent resource for you.
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This one should be great for your purposes:A Professional's Guide to Working With Homeschooling Families.

Here's a great one called Schooling: Liberation or Mind Control.

Benjalo mentioned Home Education Magazine - here's a page of links to their archived online articles, and there should be some great ones here: HEM articles

In a Class by Themselves

Lots of them in Karl Bunday's site - lots of information, like a list of over 1,000 colleges known to have admitted homeschoolers, and a page on Nobel Prize winners who hate schools: Learn in Freedom.

I just looked through my own site and there are some very good ones there for your purposes. One is the story of my own family's experience - and my son was admitted to his first choices of colleges with honor scholarship offers right after he wrote his part of the article.

I'd love to hear how this works out for you! Lillian
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Thankyou so very much!!! These are exactly what I was hoping to find!

Sorry it took so long to say "THANKYOU"!!

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Could we make a sticky with a list like this? It seems that the "why homeschooling is best" list would be a good resource.
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Could we make a sticky with a list like this? It seems that the "why homeschooling is best" list would be a good resource.
Maybe we oughta' reduce it to "why homeschooling is a good thing"... - Lillian
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copied from an old post of mine....


here are some more to check out. they are all things I printed up to educate the judge ruling on my divorce and the lawyers handleing it.

Reasons to Homeschool…. http://www.nhen.org/media/default.asp?id=362

especially for dad… http://www.nhen.org/dads/default.asp?id=306

homeschooling maintains academic success… http://www.hslda.org/docs/news/hsld.../200312040.asp?

Selective Colleges That Have Accepted Homeschoolers…. http://learninfreedom.org/colleges_4_hmsc.html

Homeschooling comes of age… http://www.discovery.org/scripts/vi...and=view&id=277


{this is one of my favorites, as it shows how wonderfully homeschoolers do compared to all other types of educations. AND it is a paper written by someone who is not a homeschooler.}
Scholastic Achievement and Demographic Characteristics
of Home School Students in 1998 (report)… http://epaa.asu.edu/epaa/v7n8/

Common objections to homeschooling (and why they don’t fly-by john holt)… http://www.naturalchild.org/common_objections/ this link takes a bit of time to open but it does work!

Also..if you search around the internet, you can find the SAT and ACT results for the last several years--homeschoolers outscore both private and public schoolers on these every year.


and I greatly agree that this thread should be stickied. It is info that is looked for over and over.

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And remember the Colfax books, the names of which I of course cannot recall.
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And remember the Colfax books, the names of which I of course cannot recall.
Homeschooling for Excellence

Hard Times in Paradise

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I have a few articles on my site.
Click here and scroll down.
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April 18, 2006 issue of Family Circle magazine has a fairly positive article on homeschooling. Not super deep but a nice article.

"There's No Place Like Home" by Lauren Picker pg. 58- 67

Kim ~mom to one awesome dd (12)

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I am so glad to have you guys as a resourse!! I was (finally) able to get my dh to talk about his fears and concerns about homeschooling our dc last night. Our ds is 4 and "should" start school in September, and although my dh agreed to not send him this coming September he did not understand how homeschooling worked or how we would be able to teach the kids everything they need to know. We had a GREAT talk and he has agreed to do some more research (he had already started researching and I did not know it)
Thank you to everyone who has listed sites and information here... you just made my job a lot easier!
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fabulous list!
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http://www.childadvocate.org/1e.htm

Detrimental Schooling:
How Traditional Education Harms Children & Society
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A great name to know in defense of home schooling is John Taylor Gatto. He was NYC teacher of the year but became so disillusioned he quit. Now he champions educational freedom, revolutionary teaching and is creating a retreat for home schoolers.

www.johntaylorgatto.com
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Unschooling websites and blogs as well as general websites with unschooling info:

http://www.unschooling.info/
http://home.earthlink.net/~fetteroll/rejoycing/
http://sandradodd.com/unschooling
http://sandradodd.com/pamsorooshian
http://mae.kowalke.info/unschooling_become.shtml (on becoming unschoolers)
http://mae.kowalke.info/unschooling_what.shtml (what unschooling is)
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/H...schooling.html
http://www.danielleconger.com/Homesc...lcomehome.html
http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/...nschooling.htm
http://www.homeedmag.com/

Lots and lots of articles and discussion lists are linked to those. Days of reading for those who want to find out more about how real families unschool. I honestly think web resources are probably the best way to learn about what real families do and don't do. Subscribing to several discussion lists can really help people find their way


Books:
Parenting a Free Child by Rue Kream
Moving a Puddle by Sandra Dodd, guaranteed to make you think.
The Natural Child: Parenting from the Heart, by Jan Hunt
The Unschooling Handbook by HSC’s own Mary Griffith
The Unprocessed Child: Living an Unschooled Life by Valerie Fitzenreiter
Teenage Liberation Handbook by Grace Llewellyn. Especially recommended for teens and recovering, schooled adults, full of ways to learn outside of school.
How Children Fail and How Children Learn by John Holt. Primarily about schoolchildren, but his sensitive observations about children and their learning processes are priceless.
Fundamentals of Homeschooling, by Ann Lahrson-Fisher. While not strictly an unschooler's book , I especially like how it focuses on play and conversation as two of the most important ways children learn.
The Book of Learning and Forgetting and Reading Without Nonsense by Frank Smith. Written more for teachers than homeschoolers, give excellent, well researched information about the process of learning.
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Checkout www.clonlara.org...
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Hi, I am in the UK, but am American. I would suggest John Gatto (a school teacher and educator who advocates home education and denounces the school system), the research of Paula Rothermel ( http://www.derbyhe.co.uk/info/uni_report.htm ) which while a study of home education in results in british children, it should be noted we use the same methods and materials home schoolers use here are usually imported from the USA so still relevant, this article from Wikipedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeschooling ), and information from the HSLDA http://www.hslda.org/docs/study/comp2001/default.asp
The Wiki is especially useful as it provides footnoted links to the information in teh article, so you can print that out, and follow the links to more ammo

You could also look up stats on bullying and child abuse in schools and by teachers...yes, it happens. My own child was badly bullied by a teacher last year and it led to he removal from school. I had not wanted to send her anyway, but that is another story! But she is not alone.

http://www.hdtl.org/ssosafca.shtml shows many issues. And a look on mailing lists for home educatord/schoolers will see many more stories brought to light. Sadly.
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Thanks to everyone who posted the articles! They were great.... Although no one who is directly linked to our family right now does not understand, occasionally I run across people who just don't get it.... They really help! Thanks again!
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Just saw this sticky--

Check out my new favorite (since Issue #1)

Secular Homeschooling magazine



-Lara
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This one should be great for your purposes:A Professional's Guide to Working With Homeschooling Families.
Just FYI, the link above no longer works. Try this one - http://www.hsc.org/forprofessionals.html.

I am a 40 year old unschooling, belly dancing, artist-mama of one almost 8 year old. I just had brain surgery and blogging.jpg about it a bit because it's just so surreal.
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