Homeschool

An American History

Authors: Gaither, Milton

  • Contextualizes the modern homeschooling movement within the larger context of the late-20th century critique of institutions and expertise
  • Provides readers with a history of homeschooling from colonial times to the present 
  • Reveals how the cultural meaning of home-based educated has shifted over time  
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This book provides a lively account of one of the most important and overlooked themes in American education. Beginning in the colonial period and working to the present, Gaither describes in rich detail how the home has been used as the base for education of all kinds. The last five chapters focus especially on the modern homeschooling movement and offer the most comprehensive and authoritative account of it ever written. Readers will learn how and why homeschooling emerged when it did, where it has been, and where it may be going. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to incorporate the most recent scholarship on the topic and to provide comprehensive coverage of recent trends. 

About the authors

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.  

Reviews

“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)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-95056-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-95055-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Homeschool
Book Subtitle
An American History
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Milton Gaither
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95056-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95056-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95055-3
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIX, 317
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 illustrations in colour
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