Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Homeschool Socialization Survey

This is an older survey(2003) addressing socialization.

Survey: Homeschoolers new political force
Refutes 'socialization' concerns posed by thinkers in academia

By Art Moore

An unprecedented new study of adults who were homeschooled not only contradicts assertions they lack socialization but shows them far more likely than the average American to be civically minded and engaged in their local communities.

Parents who homeschool often are asked, "Aren't you concerned about your child's socialization?" notes the survey's author, Dr. Brian Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute in Salem, Ore.

Brian Ray

Time magazine, in a feature, posed a similar question, he pointed out: "Homeschooling may turn out better students, but does it create better citizens?"

The answer, he says, is an emphatic yes. But not only does homeschooling turn out more active citizens, it produces Americans who tend in overwhelming numbers to hold conservative values.

Read rest here.


Berry Patch said...

Now if only the general public would GET this! ;-)

Alexandra said...

I know! This seems to ingrained in people's minds, mine as well before I began hsing.I guess it's difficult to think outside the box.

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