The Homeschooling Option

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In this accessible and honest look at homeschooling, Lisa Rivero explores the diverse faces of homeschooled students and the ways in which it can help children with special learning needs. She corrects misconceptions through profiles of diverse families and addresses the changing and complex needs of children today. This book addresses the major questions parents are bound to have as they consider this option: socialization, curriculum, special needs arrangements, resources, and...

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Overview

In this accessible and honest look at homeschooling, Lisa Rivero explores the diverse faces of homeschooled students and the ways in which it can help children with special learning needs. She corrects misconceptions through profiles of diverse families and addresses the changing and complex needs of children today. This book addresses the major questions parents are bound to have as they consider this option: socialization, curriculum, special needs arrangements, resources, and more.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This book will at once reassure parents that they are not alone in this voyage."--David Albert, columnist, Home Education Magazine

Praise for Creative Home Schooling:
"A solid, accessible, 'user friendly' guide packed with advice, information, ideas, and insights on homeschooling especially gifted children."--Midwest Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230600706
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Rivero is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in Parenting for High Potential, Understanding Gifted Children, The Roeper Review, and The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Her book Creative Home Schooling won the 2003 Glyph Best Education Book Award and was named Best HomeSchool Product of the Year. She lives in Milwaukee.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
• Home, School, and Education
• A History of Homeschooling
• Hidden Truths of Homeschooling
• Homeschool Days: What Does Learning at Home Look Like?
• Homeschooling for Special Needs
• Teens at Home: Homeschooling for High School
• Parent Coffee Break: Frequently Asked Questions
• The Homeschool Option: Making the Decision and Getting Started
• Epilogue: Homeschooling for the Twenty-First Century
• Appendix: Contact Information for State Laws and Support Groups

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