Synopses & Reviews
Homeschooling has become one of the fastest growing educational movements in the country. Most experts agree that, as of 1995, at least 500,000 school-age children were being educated by their parents, outside of schools, and that ten times as many parents consider the idea of homeschooling their children.
Author Mary Griffith is a homeschooler, and she knows the answers to the important questions parents ask themselves before deciding to homeschool. She also understands the challenges they face along the way. The Homeschooling Handbook guides homeschoolers through the decision-making process, to creating an effective study program. Parents will learn how to: find the best resources and materialsdiscover their child's learning stylefind the best program for their childmaintain a productive learning atmosphere at homedeal with legality issuesand much, much more . . .Full of practical tips and valuable insight from other homeschoolers who share their experiences, this book is a must-read for anyone who is currently homeschooling or considering the possibility.
About the Author
Mary Griffith is a long-time board member of the Homeschool Association of California, and edits its monthly newsletter. Her two children have always been homeschooled. She lives with her family in California.
As many as two million parents now educate their children at home, and many more are considering the idea. This non-ideological book examines the pros and cons, discusses how to handle regulations, and shows how to design and implement a productive learning atmosphere at home for students of all ages.
About the Author
Mary Griffith is the author of The Unchooling Handbook (Prima) and a long-time activist with the Homeschool Association of California. Her two children have always been homeschooled.
Table of Contents
1. Does Homeschooling Really Work, or What Do We Tell the Grandparents?
2. Legal Stuff, or Can We Really Do This?
3. Structure, or Can We Wear Our Pajamas to School?
4. Assisted Homeschooling, or Do We Really Need Any Help?
5. Money and Other Practical Matters
6. The Primary Years: Reading, 'Riting, and 'Rithmetic
7. The Middle Years: Exploring the World
8. The Teen Years: Finding a Direction
9. Evaluation and Record Keeping, or How Do We Know They're Learning?
10. Finding Learning Resources
11. The Homeschooling Community
12. Coping with the Rough Spots
13. Special Circumstances
14. Beyond Homeschooling
Appendix A: Homeschooling Resources
Appendix B: Homeschooling Organizations
Appendix C: Selected Learning Resources
Appendix D: Colleges That Have Accepted Homeschoolers