Kingdom of Children: Culture and Controversy in the Homeschooling Movement / Edition 1 by Mitchell Stevens | 2900691114681 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Kingdom of Children: Culture and Controversy in the Homeschooling Movement / Edition 1

Kingdom of Children: Culture and Controversy in the Homeschooling Movement / Edition 1

by Mitchell Stevens
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691114684

ISBN-13: 2900691114681

Pub. Date: 03/24/2003

Publisher: Princeton University Press

"This is a definitive study. For anyone interested in home schooling, this is the book to read. It musters an impressive array of evidence to explain why parents decide to home school their children, and it carefully considers the consequences of home schooling for these children. In the process, the book dispels many of the criticisms that have emerged around the

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"This is a definitive study. For anyone interested in home schooling, this is the book to read. It musters an impressive array of evidence to explain why parents decide to home school their children, and it carefully considers the consequences of home schooling for these children. In the process, the book dispels many of the criticisms that have emerged around the homeschooling movement. Read sympathetically, the book also poses a significant challenge to the educational philosophies still present in most of the nation's public schools." (Robert Wuthnow, Princeton University)"Kingdom of Children offers a rich study of the homeschooling movement. It makes important contributions both to research on education and to the study of social movements. The book's engaging and elegant style makes it accessible to general readers and students. . . . Firmly grounded in rich ethnography and interviews, Kingdom of Children provides a compelling introduction to the beliefs that increasingly animate public discussion and an exemplary case study of an effort to enact this alternative vision of education and family." (Elisabeth Clemens, University of Arizona)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900691114681
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/24/2003
Series:
Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 3
Chapter One: Inside Home Educatin 10
Chapter Two: From Parents to Teachers 30
Chapter Three: Natural Mothers, Godly Women 72
Chapter Four: Authority and Diversity 107
Chapter Five: Politics 143
Chapter Six: Nurturing the Expanded Self 178
Notes 199
Index 225

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