Selected aspects of home-schooling as reported by home-schooling parents and reported with perceptions of Indiana public school superintendents and principals of home-schooling in Indiana

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dc.contributor.advisor Drake, Thelbert L. en_US
dc.contributor.author McGraw, Ronald K. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:28:48Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:28:48Z
dc.date.created 1989 en_US
dc.date.issued 1989
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1989 .M34 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/178288
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to identify factors which influence Indiana public school superintendents and principals to provide special services to home-school families. A second purpose of the study was to identify the services Indiana home-school families would use if available from the public schools.Perceptions Indiana public school superintendents (N=97) and principals (N=404) have of home-schools were collected through the use of a survey instrument developed for the study. One -hundred thirty-one Indiana home-school families participated in the study.Findings from the study show principals and superintendents hold a negative view of home-schooling relative to the academic, instruction, and socialization quality available to home-school students. Home-school families choose non-classroom activities most frequently when indicating possible participation in the public schools.The following conclusions are drawn from the study:1. Public school principals in Indiana have a negative perception of the academic, instruction, and socialization quality in home schools.2. Indiana public school principals are more willing to allow home-school families access to non-classroom activities than classroom.3. The majority of Indiana public school principals and superintendents believe parents choose to home school for religious reasons.4. Public school superintendents in Indiana have a negative perception of the academic, instruction, and socialization quality in home schools.5. Indiana public school superintendents willing to allow home-school families access to the public schools are willing to allow home-school families to participate in either classroom or non-classroom activities.6. Of Indiana families educating children at home, less than 15% use public school services while homeschooling; however, over 85% might use public school services if made available. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Administration and Supervision
dc.format.extent x, 215 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Home schooling -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh School superintendents -- Indiana -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh School principals -- Indiana -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.title Selected aspects of home-schooling as reported by home-schooling parents and reported with perceptions of Indiana public school superintendents and principals of home-schooling in Indiana en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/720330 en_US


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