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Apple, Michael W. Educating The "Right" Way : Markets, Standards, God, and Inequality. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2006.

Apple, Michael W. "Education and Godly Technology." Social Analysis 50, no. 3 (2006): 19-37.

Apple, Michael W. "Who Needs Teacher Education? Gender, Technology, and the Work of Home Schooling." Teacher Education Quarterly 34, no. 2 (2007): 111-30.

Brodie, Laura. "One Good Year: A Look at Short-Term Homeschooling." Brain, Child,2007.

Cai, Yi, Johnmarshall Reeve, and Dawn T. Robinson. "Home Schooling and Teaching Style: Comparing the Motivating Styles of Home School and Public School Teachers." Journal of Educational Psychology 94, no. 2 (2002): 372.

Carper, James C., and Brian D. Ray. "Conservative Christian Strategies in Education." In The Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America, edited by Rosemary Skinner Keller, Rosemary Radford Ruether and Marie Cantlon, 889-96. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006.

Chatmon, Catherine. "Exploring Gender Disparity in College Aptitude among Christian College Students from Three School Settings." Regent (Virginia), 2006.

Conroy, James C. "The State, Parenting, and the Populist Energies of Anxiety." Educational Theory 60, no. 3 (2010): 325-40.

Gaither, Milton. Homeschool : An American History. 1st ed. New York, N.Y.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Gaither, Milton. "Homeschooling in the USA: Past, Present, and Future." Theory and Research in Education 7, no. 3 (2009): 331-46.

Hoeflinger, Marilyn Sue Morris. "An Ethnographic Case Study of Christian Home Schooling." Ohio State University, 2001.

Houston, Robert G., and Eugenia F. Toma. "Home Schooling: An Alternative School Choice." Southern Economic Journal 69, no. 4 (2003): 920-35.

Joyce, Kathryn. Quiverfull : Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement. Boston: Beacon Press, 2009.

Jung, Jae Hun. "Contested Motherhood: Self and Modernity in South Korean Homeschooling." Washington State University, 2008.

Kapitulik, Brian P. "Resisting Schools, Reproducing Families: Gender and the Politics of Homeschooling." University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2011.

Kaziunas, Elizabeth S. "Mother as Teacher: A Study of Homeschooled Mothers and Dissent." Macalester College, 2003.

Knafle, June, and Alice Legenza Wescott. "Public, Private, and Homeschool Children's Perceptions Concerning Forgiveness and Retribution in Cinderella." 1998.

Knafle, June D., and Alice Legenza Wescott. "Public, Private, and Home School Children's Views of Forgiveness and Retribution in Cinderella." Home School Researcher 14, no. 1 (2000): 15-23.

Knutson, Asha. "Mothers' Experience of Pulling Their Children out of School in Order to Homeschool." D.Ed., University of Minnesota, 2007.

Kunzman, Robert. Write These Laws on Your Children: Inside the World of Conservative Christian Homeschooling. Boston: Beacon Press, 2009.

Liao, Monica Smatlak. "Keeping Home: Home Schooling and the Practice of Conservative Protestant Identity." Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2006.

Lois, Jennifer. "Role Strain, Emotion Management, and Burnout: Homeschooling Mothers' Adjustment to the Teacher Role." Symbolic Interaction 29, no. 4 (2006): 507-29.

Lois, Jennifer. "Emotionally Layered Accounts: Homeschoolers' Justifications for Maternal Deviance." Deviant Behavior 30, no. 2 (2009): 201-34.

Lois, Jennifer. "The Temporal Emotion Work of Motherhood: Homeschoolers' Strategies for Managing Time Shortage." Gender & Society 24, no. 4 (2010): 421-46.

Lyman, Isabel. "Motherhood Gets a Face-Lift." The New American 17, no. 9 (2001).

Lyster-Mensh, Laurae. "Is Homeschooling Sexist?" Home Education Magazine,November/December 2000.

MacFarquhar, Neil. "Resolute or Fearful, Many Muslims Turn to Homeschooling." New York Times, 26 March 2008.

McCloskey, Liz. "Dropping Out: The Rewards of Homeschooling." Commonweal 135, no. 15 (2008): 12.

McConnell, David L., and Charles E. Hurst. "No "Rip Van Winkles" Here: Amish Education since Wisconsin V. Yoder." Anthropology and Education Quarterly 37, no. 3 (2006): 236.

McDannell, Colleen. "Creating the Christian Home: Home Schooling in Contemporary America." In American Sacred Space, edited by David Chidester and Edward Tabor Linenthal, 187-219. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.

McDowell, Olivia Susan Atkisson. "Home Sweet School: The Perceived Impact of Home Schooling on the Family in General and the Mother-Teacher in Particular." Vanderbilt University, 1998.

McDowell, Susan A. "The Home Schooling Mother-Teacher: Toward a Theory of Social Integration." PJE. Peabody Journal of Education 75, no. 1/2 (2000): 187-206.

McElroy, Wendy. "Can a Feminist Homeschool Her Children?" Ideas on Liberty 52, no. 2 (2002): 8-11.

McEntire, Thomas Wayne. "A Study of the Difference in Religious Outcomes between Baptist General Convention of Texas Youth Who Are Conventionally Schooled and Those Educated at Home." Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2003.

McGraw, Jennifer, and M. Betsy Bergen. "An Exploratory Study of Homeschooling in Kansas." Psychological Reports 73, no. 1 (1993): 79.

Molsbee, Robert Glenn. "Science Achievement as a Criterion for Judging the Effectiveness of Home Schooling, Christian Schooling, and Public Schooling." University of Southern Mississippi, 1996.

Ruff, Lanette Dawn. "Home Schooling: A Response to a Perceived Moral Crisis in Education." University of New Brunswick, 1999.

Seelhoff, Cheryl Lindsey. "Homeschooling Is a Feminist Act." In Homeschooling, edited by Heidi Williams, 63-69. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2007.

Stevens, Mitchell Lloyd. "Kingdom and Coalition: Hierarchy and Autonomy in the Home Education Movement." Northwestern University, 1996.

Stevens, Mitchell L. Kingdom of Children : Culture and Controversy in the Homeschooling Movement, Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology;. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001.

Talbot, Margaret. "The New Counterculture." The Atlantic Monthly (2001): 136-43.

Wilcox, Linda Patterson. "Conservative Christian Families and the Home Schooling Movement : A Public Arenas Perspective." Thesis (Ph D ), University of Oklahoma, 1991., 1991.

Young, Josephine Peyton. "Critical Literacy: Young Adolescent Boys Talk About Masculinities within a Homeschooling Context." In 48th Yearbook of the National Reading Conference, edited by Timothy Shanahan and Flora V. Rodriguez-Brown. Chicago: National Reading Conference, 1999.

Yuracko, Kimberly. "Illiberal Education: Constitutional Constraints on Homeschooling." In Northwestern University School of Law and Public Law And Legal Theory Series, 2007.

Yuracko, Kimberly A. "Education Off the Grid: Constitutional Constraints on Home Schooling." California Law Review 96, no. 1 (2008): 123-84.

Zur Nedden, Natalie. "Reflections on Homeschooling, Mothering, and Social Change: The Life History of Wendy Priesnitz." University of Toronto, 2008.


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