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Journal Article

From Pedagogy to Ideology: Origins and Phases of Home Education in the United States, 1970-1990

J. Gary Knowles, Stacey E. Marlow and James A. Muchmore
American Journal of Education
Vol. 100, No. 2 (Feb., 1992), pp. 195-235
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1085568
Page Count: 41
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Abstract

The recent emergence of home education is linked to the influence of educational reformers who published in the late 1960s and the early 1970s. This article examines the evolving milieu of home education since 1970 by briefly surveying the home-school movement in the broader historical context. Developments within the home-school movement and changing perceptions of home schools are also presented. We interpret the dynamics of the home-education arena and trace home education's growth as a rational and legitimate educational choice by increasingly large numbers of families. There are five phases within the 20-year growth period that illustrate the fluid nature of home education as a social movement.

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