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Homeschool: An American History

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This is a lively account of one of the most important and overlooked themes in American education. Beginning in the colonial period and working to the present, Gaither describes in rich detail how the home has been used as the base for education of all kinds. The last five chapters focus especially on the modern homeschooling movement and offer the most comprehensive and a ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published June 15th 2008 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Leona Ruth
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: no one!
Okay, truth to be told, I did not finish this book. I know, bad of me, right? Well, it was oh so dry! It had some good info in it, but... 'nuff said. :P And no, I didn't read it the whole time it says I did. :)
Jean
Sep 07, 2008 rated it really liked it
I learned a lot from this book, which covers the history of American homeschooling in detail. The early history was interesting and more recent events were enlightening (and sometimes a bit shocking). I was glad to learn how homeschooling got to where it is today, with a cultural gap between two sides which are frequently suspicious of each other.
Elizabeth Bolden
Jan 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
I had no idea about much of the history of homeschooling and I feel I learned alot from reading this book! I liked how this author's perspective seemed more objective than most homeschooling books too.
Daniel Silliman
Feb 24, 2015 rated it liked it
There are several excellent chapters in this book, but overall it tries to do too much. More focus would have been better.
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