|Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense
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.
This is an excellent place to start when you first being to consider the option of homeschooling. It offers a wealth information on the pros and cons of homeschooling. In particular, the issue of socialization is explains that public schools don't teach socialization skills, they just force kids to be together and decide how they are going to response to each other.
|The Home Education Movement in Context, Practice, and Theory
This book is a special double-issue of the Peabody Journal of Education (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee) on home schooling is a unique book. It covers:
History of home schooling,
Population growth of the educational alternative,
Arguments for home schooling,
Arguments against home schooling.