NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2020, Book 1

Education and educational research

REVISITING CONTEMPORARY HOMESCHOOLING: THE CASE OF THE UNITED STATES

Prof. Sara Zamir

ABSTRACT

The term “homeschooling” denotes the process of educating, instructing, and tutoring children by parents at home instead of having this done by professional teachers in formal settings.
Although regulation and court rulings vary from one state to another, homeschooling is legal in all fifty American states. Contrary to the growing tendency of parents in the United States to move toward homeschooling in 1999-2012, the rate of homeschooling and the population of those educated in this manner appear to have leveled off in 2012–2016.
This paper aims to explain both phenomena and asks whether a trend is at hand.

KEYWORDS

homeschooling; regulations; court rulings; parents in the United States

REFERENCE

NORDSCI International Conference 2020, Book 1, Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-11-9, REVISITING CONTEMPORARY HOMESCHOOLING: THE CASE OF THE UNITED STATES, 87-92 pp, DOI paper 10.32008/NORDSCI2020/B1/V3/09