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Author Dwyer, James G., 1961- author.
Title Homeschooling : the history and philosophy of a controversial practice / James G. Dwyer and Shawn F. Peters.
Pub Info Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2019]
book jacket
 Oak Bluffs-Children's  J PARENT 371.042 DWY     AVAILABLE
Descript 244 pages ; 23 cm.
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Gender group: gdr Men lcdgt
Nationality/regional group: nat Americans lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ University and college faculty members lcdgt
Series The history and philosophy of education series
History and philosophy of education.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-237) and index.
Contents Early homeschooling -- The birth of modern homeschooling -- Homeschooling comes into its own -- Common themes and disparate concerns -- The state's role and individuals' rights -- Getting facts straight -- The regulation question -- Past, present, and future in the real world.
Summary In Homeschooling: The History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice, James G. Dwyer and Shawn F. Peters examine homeschooling's history, its methods, and the fundamental questions at the root of the heated debate over whether and how the state should oversee and regulate it. The authors trace the evolution of homeschooling and the law relating to it from before America's founding to the present day. In the process they analyze the many arguments made for and against it, and set them in the context of larger questions about school and education. They then tackle the question of regulation, and they do so within a rigorous moral framework, one that is constructed from a clear-eyed assessment of what rights and duties children, parents, and the state each possess. Viewing the question through that lens allows Dwyer and Peters to even-handedly evaluate the competing arguments and ultimately generate policy prescriptions. Homeschooling is the definitive study of a vexed question, one that ultimately affects all citizens, regardless of their educational background. -- From publisher's description.
Subject Home schooling -- History.
Education -- Parent participation.
Education and state.
Add Author Peters, Shawn Francis, 1966- author.
ISBN 9780226627113
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