The home schooling movement in the state of Indiana as perceived by public school superintendents

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dc.contributor.advisor Ballou, Philip E. (Philip Edwin), 1925- en_US Lindley, Michael R. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in n-us--- en_US 2011-06-03T19:28:13Z 2011-06-03T19:28:13Z 1985 en_US 1985
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1985 .L56 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to ascertain and report current attitudes of public school superintendents in Indiana regarding the problems associated with home schooling, and, to recommend solutions to the problems identified. To facilitate reporting the data the study was written in five chapters. Chapter I included an overview that delineated the purpose for the study and organization for subsequent chapters.Chapter II presented a review of related research and literature directly pertaining to the study. Constitutional issues related to the First, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution were reviewed. The issue of individual rights versus the police power of the state was found to be a balancing act which required careful scrutinization in the courts to protect the rights of individuals and the rights of the state to an educated citizenry.Chapter III contained an explanation of the methods and procedures employed to derive the necessary data. The chapter contained a description of the population, sources of data, methods used in the development of the questionnaire, procedures for collection of the data, and, methods for analysis of the data.Chapter IV presented an analysis of the data collected. The superintendents indicated a 64.83 percent increase from 1982-1985 in home schoolers and future growth was probable. The respondents indicated all home schoolers should be required to register with the Department of Education with hours of attendance, curriculum, and proof of learning monitored by the state.Chapter V provided a summary of the study, findings, conclusions, and recommendations. The findings support the following conclusions:1. Public school superintendents need to recognize the legitimacy of home schools as a legal alternative to public schooling.2. Courts will not support public school superintendents in Indiana when prosecuting home schooling parents for violation of compulsory attendance statutes unless definitive proof exists that no structured education has been provided.3. Compulsory attendance statutes as stated provide for a wide variation of interpretations and may lead to unnecessary litigation.4. Requiring parents to prove teaching competency and establishing minimum state guidelines for home schools would assist in meeting the legislative intent of the compulsory attendance statute. en_US
dc.format.extent 4, ix, 151 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Home schooling -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Home and school -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Educational law and legislation -- United States. en_US
dc.title The home schooling movement in the state of Indiana as perceived by public school superintendents en_US Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
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