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- Look at NHERI
to see information and documentation showing that:
- "[H]ome educators carefully address the socialization needs of
their children in every area studied (i.e., personal identity,
personal destiny, values and moral development, autonomy,
relationships, sexuality, and social skills)."
- "[T]he home educated had significantly lower problem behavior
scores than do their conventional school agemates. And the home
educated have positive self-concepts."
- "[T]he home educated have significantly higher self concepts
than those in public schools.
- "The home schooled are well adjusted socially and emotionally
like their private school comparison group. The home educated,
however, are less peer dependent than the private school students."
- "[H]ome schooled students are just as involved in out-of-school
and extracurricular activities that predict leadership in adulthood
as are those in the comparison private school (that was comprised
of students more involved than those in public schools).
- Home education families "... have not turned their backs
on the broader social contract as understood at the time of the
Founding [of America]. [They are] ... asserting their historic
individual rights so that they may form more meaningful bonds with
family and community. In doing so, they are not abdicating from the
American agreement. To the contrary, they are affirming
- "Home educators and their families are not dependent on public,
tax-funded resources. (In Oregon, they appear to be saving
taxpayers at least $31 million per year.)"
- "Dr. Larry Shyers observed children in free play and group
interaction activities. Conventionally schooled children had
significantly more problem behaviors than did the home educated.
This is probably because the primary models of behavior for the
home educated are their parents."
- "Home educated children are more mature and better socialized
than are those sent to school."
- Among a study of adults who were home educated, "None were
unemployed and none were on welfare."
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