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Running Head: Home-Schooling K-8 in the United States

Home Schooling K-8

In the United States

Crystal Barry

Instructor: Lisa Portugal

August 30, 2010

Outline

I. History of Education
A. History of Homeschooling
B. Current programs

II. Academics
C. Core subjects
D. Elective subjects
E. College preparation

III. Quality of Education
F. Individual Attention
G. Instruction
H. Range of curriculum offered

IV. Social Interaction
a. Types of socialization
b. Individual activities
c. Group activities

V. Home School vs. Public School
a. advantages
b. Disadvantages
c. Board of Education
d. Parents outtake

Abstract
This paper discusses the issues facing the method of Home schooling students from K-8. Topic discussed in this paper will be a brief history of home schooling, Academics, Quality of Education, Social interaction, as well as homeschooling vs. public schooling.

Introduction:

In the current generation’s educational system, there are several different programs that a student is able to choose from. One method that I will be emphasizing on is the educational system of home schooling. Home schooling in today’s America has become an increasingly popular method of education. Prior to the Compulsory School attendance Laws, a Childs education was within the family or community. In the 17th Century, enlisting a formal educational environment was only available to a small elite group. A vast amount of children learned from their parents in the form of a trade of business. Currently an estimated three million children in the United States that are home schooled. Parents give many different reasons as to why they want their children to be home schooled with the majority being along the lines of religious issues....