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Kunzman, Robert, 1968-
Write these laws on your children : inside the world of conservative Christian homeschooling / Robert Kunzman
Alternate Title Inside the world of conservative Christian homeschooling
Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  LC40 .K86 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Home schooling -- United States
Christian education -- United States
Physical Description 229 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-226) and index
Summary Homeschooling is a large and growing phenomenon in American society--between 1999 and 2003 it grew at ten times the rate of public school enrollments. Current estimates suggest that about two million kids are homeschooled, but information about them is incomplete. Here, educator Robert Kunzman uses his unprecedented access to six conservative Christian homeschooling families to explore this elusive world, from the day-to-day lives of its adherents to its broader aspirations to transform American culture and politics. He shows us what their homeschooling experience looks like firsthand, what their political and religious beliefs are, and what their kids learn about democratic citizenship and engaging with people with different beliefs. Woven throughout Kunzman's narrative are larger questions about the purpose of public education, what makes an educated citizenry--and how American political and intellectual life could change as conservative Christian homeschooled children reach adulthood.--From publisher description
Contents 1. Shaping a godly world -- 2. The Palmer family : in the world, not of the world -- California homeschool convention -- 3. The Rivera family : "I can see that I'm doing the right thing" -- Bridgeway Academy -- 4. The Branson family : "a godless conspiracy" -- Academic achievement and socialization -- 5. Generation Joshua and HSLDA : "a few good soldiers" -- Civic engagement done differently -- 6. The Carroll family : "public school is the enemy" -- Race, homeschooling, and the common school vision -- 7. The Wallis family : "God gave her to me" -- Indiana homeschool convention -- 8. The Shaw family : "nobody can teach my kids better than I can" -- 9. Becoming a public -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliographic note -- Index

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