Homeschool: An American History

Homeschool: An American History

by Milton Gaither

Paperback(2nd ed. 2017)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349950553
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 03/05/2017
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2017
Pages: 317
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Milton Gaither is Professor of Education at Messiah College, USA. He is a founding member and co-director of the International Center for Home Education Research and has published extensively on homeschooling and other topics related to the history of US education.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Family State, 1600-1776


Chapter 2: The Family Nation, 1776-1860


Chapter 3: The Eclipse of the Fireside, 1865-1930


Chapter 4: Why Homeschooling Happened


Chapter 5: Three Homeschooling Pioneers


Chapter 6: The Changing of the Guard, 1983-1998


Chapter 7: Making it Legal


Chapter 8: The Homeschooling Movement and the Return of Domestic Education, 1998-2016

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“The best book on home education written to date. A cross-disciplinary gem. Comprehensive, deep, beautifully constructed, alive, and amazingly accessible.” (Joseph F. Murphy, Frank W. Mayborn Chair, Vanderbilt University, USA)


“This engaging and meticulously detailed history displays a breadth and depth of insight unsurpassed in the research literature on homeschooling. Gaither not only tells the story of homeschooling’s past, but explores its wider significance for education in the years ahead. With this revised edition, Gaither reinforces his status as the foremost scholar of American homeschooling, and his text is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand this compelling educational phenomenon and what it means for families, communities, and broader society.” (Robert Kunzman, Professor of Curriculum Studies and Philosophy of Education, Indiana University, USA)

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