Homeschooling : the history and philosophy of a controversial practice /

In Homeschooling: The History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice, James G. Dwyer and Shawn F. Peters examine homeschooling's history, its methods, and the fundamental questions at the root of the heated debate over whether and how the state should oversee and regulate it. The authors tr...

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Main Authors: Dwyer, James G., 1961- (Author), Peters, Shawn Francis, 1966- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2019.
Series:History and philosophy of education.
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Summary:In Homeschooling: The History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice, James G. Dwyer and Shawn F. Peters examine homeschooling's history, its methods, and the fundamental questions at the root of the heated debate over whether and how the state should oversee and regulate it. The authors trace the evolution of homeschooling and the law relating to it from before America's founding to the present day. In the process they analyze the many arguments made for and against it, and set them in the context of larger questions about school and education. They then tackle the question of regulation, and they do so within a rigorous moral framework, one that is constructed from a clear-eyed assessment of what rights and duties children, parents, and the state each possess. Viewing the question through that lens allows Dwyer and Peters to even-handedly evaluate the competing arguments and ultimately generate policy prescriptions. Homeschooling is the definitive study of a vexed question, one that ultimately affects all citizens, regardless of their educational background. -- ‡c From publisher's description.
Physical Description:244 pages ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-237) and index.
ISBN:9780226627113
022662711X
9780226627250
022662725X