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Perceptions Of Homeschooling: A Qualitative Study Of The Lives Homeschool Parents, Thomas A. Sackett, Jacqlyn A. Fletcher Apr 2017

Perceptions Of Homeschooling: A Qualitative Study Of The Lives Homeschool Parents, Thomas A. Sackett, Jacqlyn A. Fletcher

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

We conducted a qualitative research study on the lives of homeschool parents. We interviewed 24 parents who have either homeschooled their children in the past or were currently homeschooling at the time of the study, regarding constructs such as success of homeschooling and the effects homeschooling has had on the personal lives of the parents. Several themes emerged from the study’s data. One such was the feeling of homeschooling being a success in comparison to traditional education. They shared accounts bonding with their children and being able to set the curriculum speed just right for their children. The second ...