Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Homeschooling: Constructing or deconstructing democracy
by Krause, Jean M., M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 196; 1517712
Abstract (Summary)

Although home schooling has been accused of fracturing America's public school system and deconstructing democracy in America, home schooling has actually democratized American education through dissent from participation in the public school system, rejection of authority and privilege assumed by educational elites, and claims of equality with public schoolteachers to educate their children themselves. Objecting to increased involvement in the schools by state and federal governments, parents withdrew their children from the public schools, involved themselves in litigation and lobbying of their state legislatures to protect their right to home school, and created their own curricula imbued with their worldview, rather than rely on curricula prepared by educational experts. No longer an insular isolated community by 2012, today's home schoolers can choose a blend of home, public and private school services to educate their children, discounting the concerns of a fractured society and a deconstruction of democracy.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Luhr, Eileen
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: American history, Education history, History
Publication Number: 1517712
ISBN: 9781267470737
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