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Real-Life Homeschooling : The Stories of 21 Families Who Teach Their Children at Home - Rhonda Barfield

Real-Life Homeschooling

The Stories of 21 Families Who Teach Their Children at Home

Paperback Published: 1st April 2002
ISBN: 9780743442299
Number Of Pages: 320

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The book that shows homeschooling in action

What does it "really" mean when parents say they homeschool their child or children? For Rhonda Barfield -- a homeschooler for the past 10 years -- the definition is as diverse as the 21 families she studies in this eye-opening book.

Real-Life Homeschooling

From the city to the country, apartments to split-levels, you'll enter each household and see education in action. Discover the challenges and rewards of tailoring instruction to each child's needs while catering to his or her inquisitiveness and curiosity. See why the number of children being taught by their parents is growing nationwide -- at home, there are no overcrowded classrooms, no unknown dangers lurking in the halls, and no doubts as to the quality of the education.

Whether you are just contemplating homeschooling or are a veteran seeking fresh ideas and help in overcoming obstacles -- look no further: "Real-life Homeschooling" shows just how practical and rewarding it is to educate children and provide them with what they need most -- you

Introduction
Running for the School Boardp. 1
Homeschool to Public School and Back to Homeschool Againp. 13
Arrested for Homeschoolingp. 24
The Unschool Experiencep. 41
Homeschooling with a Special Needs Teacherp. 53
Life on a Pacific Islandp. 67
A Life-style of Freedom and Holismp. 83
Christian Americans of African Descentp. 95
Accelerated Learningp. 109
The Jewish Homeschool Experiencep. 123
Homeschooling with ADHD Childrenp. 139
Homeschooling Singlep. 155
A Homeschooler Goes to Collegep. 171
Working Their Dream Careersp. 183
Homeschooling with a Down's Syndrome Childp. 193
Laying Down the Lawp. 211
Motorcyclists, Clowns, and Zookeepersp. 223
Life with Six Boysp. 237
Homeschooling in Alaska's Back Countryp. 249
Aunt and Grandma as Homeschool Teacherp. 265
Real-Life Homeschoolingp. 281
Afterwordp. 293
Indexp. 301
Biographyp. 307
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780743442299
ISBN-10: 0743442296
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st April 2002
Publisher: Atria Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.5  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1