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There are thousands of books and articles intended to serve as resources for practicing homeschoolers. Those texts are not the focus of this topic area; rather, the list below includes academic scholarship analyzing the range of resources available to homeschoolers (curricula, organizations, etc.).

Anthony, Kenneth Vance. "Educational Counter Culture: Motivations, Instructional Approaches, Curriculum Choices, and Challenges of Home School Families." Mississippi State University, 2009.

Appea, Pamela. "Teach Your Children Well: African American Homeschoolers." (2001),

Atkinson, Mary, Kerry Martin, Dick Downing, Jennie Harland, Sally  Kendall, and Richard White. "Support for Children Who Are Educated at Home." Slough, UK: National Foundation for Educational Research, 2007.

Banks, Kathy. Real Home School. Visalia, CA: 5 Point Publishing, 1999.

Barson, Leslie. "Communities of Practice and Home Education (He) Support Groups." In Annual Conference of the British Educational Research Association. University of Manchester, 2004.

Bates, Richard. ""Education Otherwise": The Lea's Role in Home Education." Berkshire, UK: National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales, 1996.

Benning, Victoria. "Home-Schooling's Mass Appeal: More Catholics Turn Away from Public, Parochial Options." Washington Post, 20 January 1997, B1.

Bishop, Celia. "Home Schooling Parent Support Groups in Kansas: A Naturalistic Inquiry into Their Concerns and Functions." Kansas State University, 1991.

Blankenship, Cheryl. ""Is Today a Homeschool Day at the Library?"." Public Libraries 47, no. 3 (2008): 24-26.

Bliss, Barbara A. "Home Education: A Look at Current Practices." Michigan State University, 1989.

Boulter, Hugh. "The World-Wide Education Service: 100 Years of Servicing Parents as Educators." Educational Review 41, no. 2 (1989): 181-88.

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

Brostrom, David  "No Place Like the Library: Making Homeschoolers Feel at Home." School Library Journal 43, no. 3 (1997): 106-09.

Brostrom, David C. A Guide to Homeschooling for Librarians, Highsmith Press Handbook Series;. Fort Atkinson, Wis.: Highsmith Press, 1995.

Brown, Blythe. "Homeschooling Is Good for Families." In Homeschooling, edited by Heidi Williams, 53-57. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2007.

Celis, William, 3d. "Growing Numbere of Parents Are Opting to Teach at Home." New York Times, 22 November 1990.

Coleman, Rachel E. "Ideologues, Pedagogues, Pragmatics: A Case Study of the Homeschool Community in Delaware County, Indiana." Ball State University, 2010.

Cordes, Helen. "Battling for the Heart and Soul of Home-Schoolers." (2000).

Dalaimo, Denise M. "Community Home Education: A Case Study of a Public School-Based Home Schooling Program." Educational Research Quarterly 19, no. 4 (1996): 3-22.

Davis, Elizabeth. "Homeschooling @ Your Library." Public Libraries 47, no. 3 (2008): 20-21.

Everhart, Brett, and Tom Harper. "Teaching Physical Education to Homeschooled Students: Opportunities for Student Teaching. (Cover Story)." JOPERD: The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance 68, no. 5 (1997): 51.

Faris, Paul. "Home Education in Canada: National Poll of Homeschooling Families Shows Startling Results." IMFC Review no. Fall/Winter (2006): 14-16.

Fortune-Wood, Mike. The Face of Home-Based Education 1: Who, Why & How. Nottingham, UK: Educational Heretics Press, 2005.

Frick, Marty, and Jeff Brennan. "Agricultural Education Opportunities with Homeschoolers." The Agricultural Education Magazine 70, no. 6 (1998): 6-7.

Fuller, Marisha L. "Fridays @ the Library." Public Libraries 47, no. 3 (2008): 22-23.

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

Gemmer, Theresa. "Homeschoolers and the Public Library." ALKI 3, no. 3 (1987): 96-98.

Gislason, Raeanna. "Independent Music Teachers Forum." American Music Teacher 46, no. 6 (1997): 78.

Goff, Karen Goldberg. "Learning with Friends." Washington Times, 27 April 2003, D01.

Hahn, Lynn. "May I Help You?" Public Libraries 47, no. 3 (2008): 26-27.

Hainlen, Donald Bruce. "An Exploratory Study Revealing Characteristics of Home Schools in Northeastern Minnesota." University of Minnesota, 1995.

Heidenry, Patricia. "Home Is Where the School Is." New York Times Magazine,1975, 70-71, 76, 78, 80.

Henderson, Shirley. "Ending School Daze." Ebony,September 2008, 124-26.

Hilyard, Nann Blaine. "Welcoming Homeschoolers to the Library." Public Libraries 47, no. 3 (2008): 17-27.

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

Hornick, Joshua. "Science Instruction of Home Schooled Teenagers." Home School Researcher 9, no. 1 (1993): 1-10.

Humphrey, Elmer Howard. "Why Parents Choose to Home School Their Children: A Qualitative Perspective of Mothers Who Are Members of Home School Support Groups." Saint Louis University, 1998.

Hurlbutt, Karen. "Considering Homeschooling Your Child on the Autism Spectrum? Some Helpful Hints and Suggestions for Parents." Exceptional Parent Magazine 40, no. 4 (2010): 20-21.

Ice, Christa L., and Kathleen V. Hoover-Dempsey. "Linking Parental Motivations for Involvement and Student Proximal Achievement Outcomes in Homeschooling and Public Schooling Settings." Education and Urban Society 43, no. 3 (2010): 339-69.

Jackson, Glenda. "Summary of Australian Research on Home Education." 2006.

Javid, Mahnaz A. "Creating a Resource Center for Homeschoolers: The Impact of Technology." Educational Technology 38, no. 6 (1998): 60-62.

Jones, Glenda. "Home Alone without a Band." Instrumentalist 56, no. 5 (2001): 54-60.

Kennedy, John W. "Home Schooling Grows Up." Christianity Today,39, 17 July 1995, 50-52.

Kidd, Theresa, and Eliizabeth Kaczmarek. "The Experiences of Mothers Home Educating Their Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder." Issues in Educational Research 20, no. 3 (2010): 257-75.

Kiesling, Angie. "The Quiet 'Boom' Market." Publishers Weekly (2001): 23-24.

Kiesling, Angie. "Why Johnny Learns at Home." Publishers Weekly (2004): 25-26.

Kleist-Tesch, Jane M. "Homeschoolers and the Public Library." Journal of Youth Services in Libraries 11, no. 3 (1998): 231-41.

Klipsh, Pamela R. "An Educated Collection for Homeschoolers." Library Journal 120, no. 2 (1995): 47-50.

Knafle, June D., and Alice Legenza Wescott. "Home Schoolers Learn to Read." The Reading Professor 16, no. 2 (1994): 12-25.

Knutz, Mike. "4-H Delivery to Hommeschool Audiences." Journal of Extension 45, no. 3 (2007).

Kuhnle, Elisabeth. "Home Education and Learner-Managed Learning: An Example from Germany." In Learner-Managed Learning and Home Education: A European Perspective, edited by Leslie Safran Barson, 103-10. Nottingham, UK: Educational Heretics Press, 2006.

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

Lande, Nancy. Homeschool Open House. Bozeman, MT: WindyCreek Press, 2000.

LaRue, James, and Suzanne LaRue. "Is Anybody Home? Home Schooling and the Library." Wilson Library Bulletin 66, no. 1 (1991): 32-37, 136-37.

Lervold, John Darrell. "Ways of Speaking in the Home School Community: A Speech Code of Support." University of Washington, 2002.

Livezey, Joan D. "Technology Training for Homeschoolers." Public Libraries 47, no. 3 (2008): 27.

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

Luffman, Jacqueline. "A Profile of Home Schooling in Canada." Education Quarterly Review 4, no. 4 (1997): 30-47.

Lunsford, Ryan B. "Investigation of Event Marketing Practicces in United States Home Education Conferences and Bookfairs." Northcentral University, 2006.

Lunsford, Ryan B. "Perceived Effectiveness of Home Education Event Marketing Tools." Home School Researcher 25, no. 2 (2009): 1-9.

Lyman, Isabel. "Not Home Alone." National Review,50, no. 17, 14 September 1998, 30.

Madden, Susan B. "Learning at Home: Public Library Service to Homeschoolers." School Library Journal 37, no. 7 (1991): 23-25.

Marchant, Gregory J. "Home Schoolers on-Line." Home School Researcher 9, no. 2 (1993): 1-9.

Martin, Margaret. "Homeschooling: Parents' Reactions." 1997.

Martinez, Priscilla. "School Is Where Home Is." Islamic Horizons 38, no. 1 (2009): 46-51.

Maynard Nicol, Jo-Ann. "Keeping Alive the Curiosity: A Phenomenological Study of the Pedagogical Practices of a Non-Sectarian Homeschooling Support Group." Simon Fraser University, 1993.

Medlin, Richard G. "Home Schooling: What's Hard? What Helps?" Home School Researcher 11, no. 4 (1995): 1-6.

Meighan, Roland. "Home-Based Educators and Education Authorities: The Attempt to Maintain a Mythology." Educational Studies 10, no. 3 (1984): 273-86.

Montgomery, Linda Ruth. "The Effect of Home Schooling on the Leadership Skills of Home Schooled Students." Seattle University, 1989.

Moody, Steven Lee. "Cooperation between Home-School Families and Evangelical Schools in Indiana." Ed.D., University of Virginia, 2002.

Naughton, Ingrid E. "Home School and the Socialization of Middle School Children: Parental Perceptions." Ph.D., Walden University, 2007.

Neal, Andrea. "Homeschool Students Excel in National Competitions." In Homeschooling, edited by Heidi Williams, 70-78. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2007.

Nichols, Jeananne. "Music Education in Homeschooling: A Preliminary Inquiry." Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education no. 166 (2005): 27-42.

Nichols, Jeananne. "Music Education in Homeschooling: A Phenomenological Inquiry." D.M.A., Arizona State University, 2006.

Paradise, Carolyn. "Our Homeschool Alliance Is a Winner." Public Libraries 47, no. 3 (2008): 21-22.

Parsons, Kent Richard. "Home Schoolers: Their Academic and Social Well-Being and Their Use of Public Libraries in Willow, California." University of California, Berkeley, 1995.

Patterson, Jean A., Ian Gibson, Andrew Koenigs, Michael Maurer, Gladys Ritterhouse, Charles Stockton, and Mary Jo Taylor. "Resisting Bureaucracy: A Case Study of Home Schooling." Journal of Thought no. 3/4 (2007): 71-86.

Patterson, Joi Francette. "A Descriptive Study of a Home Schooling Program." Walden University, 1996.

Paulson, Amanda. "Homeschoolers Are an Increasingly Diverse Crowd." Christian Science Monitor, 10 October 2000.

Prince, Karen Marie. "A Qualitative Description of the Beliefs and Practices of Home Schooling Families as They Relate to the Development of Emergent Literacy among Young Children within the Home School." Temple University, 1995.

Ray, Brian D., Maralee Mayberry, and J. Gary Knowles. "What Home Educators Need, Want, and Use from Various Institutions: Results from an Ongoing Study in Four Western States." Home School Researcher 8, no. 1 (1992): 9-20.

Rieseberg, Rhonda L. "Home Learning, Technology, and Tomorrow's Workplace." Technos: Quarterly for Education and Technology 4, no. 1 (1995): 12-17.

Roberts, Linda. "Can We Play, Too? How to Develop a Recreation Activity Program for Homeschoolers." Parks & Recreation 40, no. 9 (2005): 113-15.

Rozon, Gina. "Native American Home School Association." Winds of Change 15, no. 3 (2000): 42-46.

Safran, Leslie. "Situated Adult Learning: The Home Education Neighbourhood Group." The Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning 3, no. 2 (2009).

Safran, L. "Legitimate Peripheral Participation and Home Education." Teaching and Teacher Education 26, no. 1 (2010): 107-12.

Sandham, Jessica L. "Half Way Home." Education Week,18, no. 10, 1999, 36.

Saulny, Susan. "The Gilded Age of Homeschooling." New York Times, 5 June 2006.

Schalinske, Connie. "Home Schooling and Art Education in Ohio: A Case Study." The Ohio State University, 1999.

Scheller, Christine. "The Little School in the Living Room Grows Up." Christianity Today,9 September 2002, 46-52.

Scheps, Susan G. Homeschoolers and the Public Library : A Resource Guide for Libraries Serving Homeschoolers. Chicago: Public Library Association, 1993.

Scheps, Susan G. The Librarian's Guide to Homeschooling Resources. ALA eds. ed. Chicago, Ill.: American Library Association, 1998.

Scheps, Susan G. "Homeschoolers in the Library." School Library Journal 45, no. 2 (1999): 38-39.

Schnaiberg, Lynn. "Staying Home from School." Education Week,12 June 1996.

Schroeder, Sarah. "The Home Learning Center." Public Libraries 47, no. 3 (2008): 19-20.

Scott, Lois Angela. "One Day at a Time: Factors That Help and/or Hinder Homeschooling Families' Daily Routines." Ed.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2002.

Shinn, Lora. "A Home Away from Home." School Library Journal 54, no. 8 (2008): 39-42.

Silverman, Marissa. "Music and Homeschooled Youth: A Case Study."

Slattery, Ann. "In a Class of Their Own." School Library Journal 51, no. 8 (2005): 44-46.

Sorey, Kellie, and Molly H. Duggan. "Homeschoolers Entering Community Colleges: Perceptions of Admissions Officers." Journal of College Admission no. 200 (2008).

Spiegler, Thomas. "Home Education in Germany: An Overview of the Contemporary Situation." Evaluation & Research in Education 17, no. 2/3 (2003): 179-90.

Staehle, Dori. "Taking a Different Path: A Mother's Reflections on Homeschooling." Roeper Review 22, no. 4 (2000): 270.

Thiem, Claudia Hanson. "The Spatial Politics of Educational Privatization: Re-Reading the U.S. Homeschooling Movement." In Spatial Theories of Education: Policy and Geography Matters, edited by Kalervo N. Gulson and Colin Symes, 17-36. New York: Routledge, 2007.

Thompson, John A. "The Impact of Structural Costs on Home Schooling Decisions in Rural and Non-Rural Districts." In Annual Meeting of the American Educational Finance Association. Nashville, TN, 1994.

Tollefson, Megan Nicole. "Social Isolation Meets Technological Innovation: Towards Developing a Model of Communication among Parents Who Homeschool." University of North Dakota, 2007.

Tsai, Tsai Fu. "Family Social Networks: Taiwanese Immigrant Parents' Homeschooling Experiences." University of Oklahoma, 2008.

Uzzell, Lawrence A. "Where Home-Schoolers Get a Helping Hand." Wall Street Journal, 27 November 1990, A16.

Van Pelt, Deani A. "Home Education in Canada: A Report on the Pan-Canadian Study on Home Education." Medicine Hat, AB: Canadian Centre for Home Education, 2004.

Vaughan, Pamela Anne. "Case Studies of Homeschool Cooperatives in Southern New Jersey." Ed.D., Widener University, 2003.

Vender, JoAnn C. "Geography in Homeschool America: Status and Opportunities." The Geographic Education National Implementation Project, 2004.

Walsh, Mark. "Home School Enrollment Surge Fuels 'Cottage' Industry." Education Week,21, no. 39, 5 June 2002, 8.

Wang, Linda. "Science of Homeschooling." Chemical and Engineering News 85, no. 16 (2007): 49-51.

Webb, Julie. Children Learning at Home. London: Falmer, 1990.

Wikel, Nancy. "A Community Connection: The Public Library and Home Schoolers." Emergency Librarian 22, no. 3 (1995): 13-15.

Willard, Dennis J., and Doug Oplinger. "Parents Want to Control Influences; Critics See Need for Wide Exposure." Akron Beacon Journal, 16 November 2004.

Williams, Karen Marie. "A Study of Home Schooling Parents in Ohio." The University of Akron, 1990.

Willingham, Theresa. "Libraries and Homeschoolers: Our Shared Common Ground." Knowledge Quest 37, no. 1 (2008): 58-63.

Witt, Valerie Lynn. "A Descriptive Study and Needs Assessment of the Typical Washington Homeschool Family." Home School Researcher 13, no. 2 (1999): 7-16.

Wyatt, Gary. "The Homeschool Movement in the Postmodern Age." Home School Researcher 13, no. 4 (1999): 23-30.

Young, Brent Merle. "The Music Education of Home-Schooled Students in Broome County, New York." Pennsylvania State University, 1999.

Zehr, Mary Ann. "More Home Schooling Parents Turn to Online Courses for Help." Education Week,19, no. 8, 20 October 1999, 1-.

Zehr, Mary Ann. "Home Schoolers Add Twist to Traditional Graduation Fete." Education Week,22, no. 40, 11 June 2003, 6-.

Zehr, Mary Ann. "Black Home Schoolers Share Ideas at Group's 4th Annual Symposium." Education Week,24, no. 44, 10 August 2005, 20.

Zehr, Mary Ann. "Black Home Schooling Parents Meet in the Deep South." Education Week,1 August 2005.

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