Glenda Jackson B Ed, MEdSt and PhD has written a literature review of Australian Research on Home Education. A PDF version of her report is available here:Read the rest of this entry »
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By Glenda Jackson
The most recent PhD on Australian home education is Glenda Jackson’s ‘More than one way to learn’ : home educated students’ transitions between home and school completed at Monash university this year.
“Home schooling is a growing phenomenon in many countries throughout the world. Despite this, little attention has been paid to the relationship between home [...]
Well-respected home education researchers, Alan Thomas and Harriet Pattison, have embarked on home education literacy research in more depth following on from their latest book, How Children Learn At Home. In the first instance they are looking at learning to read and may follow up with studying learning to write. They are asking home educators [...]Read the rest of this entry »
The Why and How of Australian Home Education by Dr John Barratt-Peacock is regarded as the most authoratative work on the subject.
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The author approached his thesis with twenty-seven years experience in home education. He conducted interviews with 186 families [...]
The Place of Work Place Style Learning
By Rosanne Trevaskis
The last issue of Otherways provided a useful summary of the research on home education and children with special needs. In it, Sue identified the importance of the one-to-one teaching relationship.
“All the research shows that home education offers more individual attention which is believed to be the vital ingredient necessary for academic success in the education of children with LD” (p19).
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By Susan Wight
The research on home educating special needs children is very positive, showing advantages both academically and socially. An American study by Stephen Duvall is one of the most thorough to date. It concluded that home education offers more of the kind of education that special needs children need most and that they benefit [...]
Special Ed Class or Homeschool? Statistics Speak
HSLDA writer – summary of Dr. Steven Duvall’s research
Academic research on home education of special needs children is encouraging. Dr. Steven Duvall is a behavioural psychologist who has objectively measured the amount of time and the kinds of interactions that take place in the classroom and in homeschool settings. [...]
There has always been a percentage of Australian children educated at home. This was quite common in the nineteenth century with one historian stating that 19% of children were being taught at home in 1871. Despite this long history, research into Australian home education has been sparse. Here we take a look at some of [...]Read the rest of this entry »