The Unofficial Guide to Homeschooling

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The most comprehensive volume of its kind, The Unofficial Guide to Homeschooling provides balanced information and invaluable guidance on one of today's fastest growing education alternatives.

As many as 1.5 million children are now being homeschooled in a burgeoning movement that is seeing more and more parents taking a primary role in providing their children with quality education.

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Overview

The most comprehensive volume of its kind, The Unofficial Guide to Homeschooling provides balanced information and invaluable guidance on one of today's fastest growing education alternatives.

As many as 1.5 million children are now being homeschooled in a burgeoning movement that is seeing more and more parents taking a primary role in providing their children with quality education.

If you seek guidance on homeschooling, or are considering this education option for your child, you'll need clear, thorough and practical information. This book will tell you: how to determine if homeschooling is right for your family; what's involved in complying with state regulations; how to choose a curriculum or create your own; how to motivate your child; and much more. Homeschoolers of every stage will find pertinent information, from insight on preschool issues to the college admissions process and beyond.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780028638140
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/15/2000
  • Series: Unofficial Guides Series, #186
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 470
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author A freelance writer and mother of two, Kathy Ishizuka specializes in family and children's issues. She has published magazine articles on a variety of related subjects, from window falls and online educational programs to playdate issues and lead hazards in the home. Her books include 10,000 Names for Your Baby (Dell, 1997) and a collective biography of Asian American authors for young people.
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Table of Contents

The Unofficial Guide Reader's Bill of Rights.

The Unofficial Guide Panel of Experts.

Introduction.

I. A Homeschooling Primer.

1. The ABCs of Homeschooling.

2. Making the Decision.

3. Homeschooling Children with Special Needs.

II. Getting Ready for Homeschooling.

4. The Financial Picture.

5. State and Local Homeschooling Requirements.

III. Preparing to Teach.

6. Other Education Options.

7. Homeschooling Methods.

8. Your Homeschool Plan.

IV. Living and Learning.

9. Joining the Homeschool Community.

10. Tools of the Trade.

11. More Ideas for Resources and Materials.

12. Learning Life Skills.

V. School's in Session.

13. "Preschool" and the "Primary" Grades.

14. Homeschooling, by Subject.

VI. High School and Beyond.

15. Homeschooling Teens.

16. College and Beyond.

A. Glossary.

B. Resource Directory.

C. Recommended Reading List.

D. Important Documents.

E. Important Statistics.

Index.

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