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ERIC Number: EJ1061959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Beyond the Brick Walls: Homeschooling Students with Special Needs
Cook, Kathleen B.; Bennett, Katie E.; Lane, Justin D.; Mataras, Theologia K.
Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, v32 n2 p90-103 2013
The percentage of children with special needs receiving academic instruction at home has substantially increased since a resurgence of homeschooling during the 1990s. In light of this information, the purpose of this article was to provide an overview of the history and laws related to homeschooling, the characteristics of homeschool families, and the relevant issues that parents of children with disabilities encountered when choosing to homeschool. This is followed by a discussion of the reasons parents chose to homeschool their children with special needs, as well as the current state of research on homeschooling students with disabilities. Finally, suggestions related to homeschooling students with disabilities were made for future researchers, parents, and public school educators.
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Educational History, Disabilities, School Choice, Educational Research, Parents as Teachers, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Student Characteristics, Family Characteristics, Parent Attitudes, Barriers, Public Schools
Division for Physical, Health, and Multiple Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.cec.sped.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act