College of Education and Human Services
Master of Education (MEd)
Dr. Janice Wood
Dr. William Herrald
Dr. Jim Mittelstadt
One purpose of this paper was to determine the teaching strategies and opinions of parents who home-school their children in Florida and south Georgia. Another purpose was to define the typical day of the children involved, and elicit their opinions and feelings about home-schooling. A multiple choice questionnaire was designed for the parents with twenty-six items, and a nine-item questionnaire was designed for the children. The findings of the study showed that children can receive a quality education in places other than schools, and the majority of parents involved in this study are well educated and concerned. The children spend typical days in an environment which is flexible, loving, and supportive. Their achievement on standardized testing indicates the high quality of education they are receiving. As a result of this study, school boards are encouraged to cooperate with the families and to offer resources to them as needed. Universities are also encouraged to support the home-schooling movement, and to conduct further research on learning in the home.
Millett, Virginia, "A Study of Home-Schooling: An Alternative Learning Environment in Florida and South Georgia" (1984). UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 49.