Homeschooling

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Homeschooling, also known as home education, is the education of children at home or a variety of places other than school.wikipedia
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Homeschooling in the United States

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"Homeschooling" is the term commonly used in North America, whereas "home education" is commonly used in the United Kingdom, Europe, and in many Commonwealth countries.
Homeschooling in the United States constitutes the education of about 3.4% of U.S. students (approximately 2 million students).

Compulsory education

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Before the introduction of compulsory school attendance laws, most childhood education was done by families and local communities.
Depending on the country, this education may take place at a registered school (schooling) or at home (homeschooling).

Home education in the United Kingdom

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"Homeschooling" is the term commonly used in North America, whereas "home education" is commonly used in the United Kingdom, Europe, and in many Commonwealth countries.
Home education may involve an informal style of education described as unschooling, informal learning, natural or autonomous learning.

Education

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Homeschooling, also known as home education, is the education of children at home or a variety of places other than school.
In most countries today, full-time education, whether at school or otherwise, is compulsory for all children up to a certain age.

R. J. Rushdoony

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In the 1960s, Rousas John Rushdoony began to advocate homeschooling, which he saw as a way to combat the secular nature of the public school system in the United States.
Rousas John Rushdoony (April 25, 1916 – February 8, 2001) was a Calvinist philosopher, historian, and theologian and is widely credited as being the father of Christian Reconstructionism and an inspiration for the modern Christian homeschool movement.

Child

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Homeschooling, also known as home education, is the education of children at home or a variety of places other than school.
Education is compulsory in most places up to a certain age, but attendance at school may not be, with alternative options such as home-schooling or e-learning being recognized as valid forms of education in certain jurisdictions.

John Holt (educator)

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In 1976, educator John Holt published Instead of Education; Ways to Help People Do Things Better. The term "unschooling" as coined by John Holt describes an approach in which parents do not authoritatively direct the child's education, but interact with the child following the child's own interests, leaving them free to explore and learn as their interests lead.
John Caldwell Holt (April 14, 1923 – September 14, 1985) was an American author and educator, a proponent of homeschooling and, specifically, the unschooling approach, and a pioneer in youth rights theory.

State school

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The earliest public schools in modern Western culture were established during the reformation with the encouragement of Martin Luther in the German states of Gotha and Thuringia in 1524 and 1527.
Education may be obtained from state schools, private schools, or through homeschooling.

Growing Without Schooling

In 1977, after corresponding with a number of these families, Holt began producing Growing Without Schooling, a newsletter dedicated to home education.
Growing Without Schooling (GWS) was a homeschooling newsletter focused primarily on unschooling and deschooling.

Umbrella school

The term may also refer to instruction in the home under the supervision of correspondence schools or umbrella schools.
An umbrella school is an alternative education school that serves to oversee the homeschooling of children to fulfill government educational requirements.

Home School Legal Defense Association

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Rushdoony was frequently called as an expert witness by the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) in court cases.
HSLDA was founded by Michael Farris in 1983 for the purpose of defending homeschooling families.

Education reform

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He vigorously attacked progressive school reformers such as Horace Mann and John Dewey, and argued for the dismantling of the state's influence in education in three works: Intellectual Schizophrenia, The Messianic Character of American Education, and The Philosophy of the Christian Curriculum.
Home education is favored by a growing number of parents who take direct responsibility for their children's education rather than enrolling them in local public schools seen as not meeting expectations.

Waldorf education

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Some of the methods or learning environments used include Classical education (including Trivium, Quadrivium), Charlotte Mason education, Montessori method, Theory of multiple intelligences, Unschooling, Radical Unschooling, Waldorf education, School-at-home (curriculum choices from both secular and religious publishers), A Thomas Jefferson Education, unit studies, curriculum made up from private or small publishers, apprenticeship, hands-on-learning, distance learning (both online and correspondence), dual enrollment in local schools or colleges, and curriculum provided by local schools and many others.
There are also a number of Waldorf-based public schools, charter schools and academies, and homeschooling environments.

Learning environment

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Some of the methods or learning environments used include Classical education (including Trivium, Quadrivium), Charlotte Mason education, Montessori method, Theory of multiple intelligences, Unschooling, Radical Unschooling, Waldorf education, School-at-home (curriculum choices from both secular and religious publishers), A Thomas Jefferson Education, unit studies, curriculum made up from private or small publishers, apprenticeship, hands-on-learning, distance learning (both online and correspondence), dual enrollment in local schools or colleges, and curriculum provided by local schools and many others.

Unschooling

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The term "unschooling" as coined by John Holt describes an approach in which parents do not authoritatively direct the child's education, but interact with the child following the child's own interests, leaving them free to explore and learn as their interests lead.
While often considered a subset of homeschooling and homeschooling has been subject to widespread public debate, little media attention has been given to unschooling in particular.

Homeschooling international status and statistics

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In other nations, homeschooling remains illegal or restricted to specific conditions, as recorded by homeschooling international status and statistics.
Homeschooling is legal in many countries.

Classical education movement

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Some of the methods or learning environments used include Classical education (including Trivium, Quadrivium), Charlotte Mason education, Montessori method, Theory of multiple intelligences, Unschooling, Radical Unschooling, Waldorf education, School-at-home (curriculum choices from both secular and religious publishers), A Thomas Jefferson Education, unit studies, curriculum made up from private or small publishers, apprenticeship, hands-on-learning, distance learning (both online and correspondence), dual enrollment in local schools or colleges, and curriculum provided by local schools and many others.
Methods of classical education have also often been integrated into homeschooling, particularly due to the publication of:

John Taylor Gatto

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Another prominent proponent of unschooling is John Taylor Gatto, author of Dumbing Us Down, The Exhausted School, A Different Kind of Teacher, and Weapons of Mass Instruction.
Gatto promoted homeschooling, and specifically unschooling and open source learning.

Charlotte Mason

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Some of the methods or learning environments used include Classical education (including Trivium, Quadrivium), Charlotte Mason education, Montessori method, Theory of multiple intelligences, Unschooling, Radical Unschooling, Waldorf education, School-at-home (curriculum choices from both secular and religious publishers), A Thomas Jefferson Education, unit studies, curriculum made up from private or small publishers, apprenticeship, hands-on-learning, distance learning (both online and correspondence), dual enrollment in local schools or colleges, and curriculum provided by local schools and many others.

Distance education

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The term may also refer to instruction in the home under the supervision of correspondence schools or umbrella schools.

Europe

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"Homeschooling" is the term commonly used in North America, whereas "home education" is commonly used in the United Kingdom, Europe, and in many Commonwealth countries.

Western culture

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The earliest public schools in modern Western culture were established during the reformation with the encouragement of Martin Luther in the German states of Gotha and Thuringia in 1524 and 1527.

Reformation

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The earliest public schools in modern Western culture were established during the reformation with the encouragement of Martin Luther in the German states of Gotha and Thuringia in 1524 and 1527.

Martin Luther

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The earliest public schools in modern Western culture were established during the reformation with the encouragement of Martin Luther in the German states of Gotha and Thuringia in 1524 and 1527.

Gotha (district)

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The earliest public schools in modern Western culture were established during the reformation with the encouragement of Martin Luther in the German states of Gotha and Thuringia in 1524 and 1527.