Helping Homeschoolers In The Library

Overview

Since the 1990s, the rise in homeschooling has had a tremendous impact on public libraries. Research from the National Center of Education Statistics reveals that of the 1.1 million children being homeschooled in the United States, 78% of homeschooling parents use the public library as their primary resource for learning materials. Yet most librarians are unequipped and unprepared to reach this growing group of patrons.
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Overview

Since the 1990s, the rise in homeschooling has had a tremendous impact on public libraries. Research from the National Center of Education Statistics reveals that of the 1.1 million children being homeschooled in the United States, 78% of homeschooling parents use the public library as their primary resource for learning materials. Yet most librarians are unequipped and unprepared to reach this growing group of patrons.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838909553
  • Publisher: ALA Editions
  • Publication date: 1/30/2009
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface v

Acknowledgments vii

Part I Defining Homeschoolers

1 The Truth about Homeschooling 1

2 The Unschooling Movement 11

3 Homeschooling for Religious Reasons: Conservative Protestants 20

4 Homeschooling for Religious Reasons: Other Religions 26

5 Homeschooling Youth with Special Needs 33

6 Other Homeschooling Groups and Trends 42

Part II Serving Homeschoolers

7 Connecting with Homeschoolers in Your Community 55

8 Creating Programs with Homeschoolers in Mind 70

9 Building a Special Collection 82

10 Helping Homeschoolers in the Library: It's Easier Than You Think 93

Appendix "Serving Homeschoolers" Grant Application: New York State Library Parent and Child Library Services, 2005-2007 99

Glossary 115

Bibliography 119

Index 133

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