¿Qué evidencia hay de que el homeschooling funciona?

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Afortunadamente, existe suficiente investigación sobre el desempeño de los niños que hacen homeschooling y cada vez hay más evidencia de que están mejor preparados que los niños que van a la escuela pública. 


La siguiente información es un resumen traducido del sitio Catholic Homeschooling Resources:

“ En 1991, La Asociación de defensa legal para homeschoolers (Home School Legal Defense Association) condujo un estudio con 5, 124 estudiantes homeschoolers, y encontraron que sus calificaciones estaban de 18 a 28 puntos más arriba que los de los estudiantes de escuelas públicas, según el “Stanford Acheivent Test” (SAT)…
En 1997, el doctor Brian Ray realizó un estudio que involucró a 5,402 estudiantes homeschoolers, que se llamó “Strengths of Their Own: Homeschooling Across America” (Fortalezas propias: Homeschooling en Estados Unidos). Fue un estudio muy importante que dio muchas estadísticas muy prometedoras sobre el homschooling… El Dr. Ray encontró que, en promedio, los estudiantes que estudian en casa, tienen un rendimiento de 30 a 37% mayor que el de los que estudian en escuelas públicas…

Otro dato estadístico interesante es que el costo promedio de los estudiantes que hacen homeschooling es de $600 dólares, comparado con $5,500 que gasta el sistema de educación pública por estudiante al año… el doctor Ray concluye que gastar más dinero no necesariamente significa que sea una mejor educación…

El NHES (National Household Education Survey Program) también condujo su propia encuesta tanto en 1999 como en el 2003… Con resultados similares, también encontraron que dos terceras partes de los padres que educaban en casa, lo hacían por cuestiones de ambiente en las escuelas y por razones religiosas” 

Estudio tras estudio, confirma lo mismo. Para más detalles de estos resultados, visita los siguientes sitios: 

Homeschool Progress Report 2009  HSLDA *Completísimo, ¿Alguien se anima a pedir permiso para traducirlo?


Lista de artículos recomendada sobre el homeschooling 

Barratt-Peacock, John. (2003). Australian home education : A model. Evaluation and Research in Education, 17(2 & 3), 101-111. [Australia]
Barson, Leslie Safran. (2006). Learner-managed learning and home education: A European perspective. Bramcote, Nottingham, United Kingdom: Educational Heretics Press. [United Kingdom, Britain]
Budajczak, Marek. (2004). Edukacja domowa. Gdansk, Poland: Gdanskie Wydawnictwo Psychologiczne. (On home education in Polish; an academic treatise by Polandís leading academic scholar on the topic of homeschooling.) [Poland]
Burkard, Tom, & OíKeeffe, Dennis. (2005) Homeschooling: The case against compulsory school attendance laws. In Bruce S. Cooper (Ed.), Home schooling in full view: A reader, p. 229-249. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing. [United Kingdom, Britain, and international]**
Cizek, Gregory J. (1993). The mismeasure of home schooling effectiveness: A commentary. Home School Researcher, 9(3), 1-4. Online http://www.nheri.org/content/view/141/27/.
Cooper, Bruce S. (Ed.). (2005). Home schooling in full view: A reader. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.**
Duvall, Steven F. (2005). The effectiveness of homeschooling students with special needs. In Bruce S. Cooper (Ed.), Home schooling in full view: A reader, p. 151-166. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.**
Duvall, Steven F., Delquadri, Joseph C., & Ward, D. Lawrence. (2004). A preliminary investigation of the effectiveness of homeschool instructional environments for students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder [ADHD]. School Psychology Review, 33(1), 140-158.
Duvall, Steven F., Ward, D. Lawrence, Delquadri, Joseph C., & Greenwood, Charles R. (1997). An exploratory study of home school instructional environments and their effects on the basic skills of students with learning disabilities. Education and Treatment of Children, 20(2), 150-172.
Gabb, Sean. (2005). Home schooling: A British perspective. In Bruce S. Cooper (Ed.), Home schooling in full view: A reader, p. 99-227. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing. [United Kingdom, Britain]**
Howell, Charles. (2005). Parental duty and the shape of the future. Home School Researcher, 16(3), 1-14. Online http://www.nheri.org/content/view/32/27/.
Klicka, Christopher J. (2004, August). Home schooling in the United States: A legal analysis. Available from Home School Legal Defense Association, PO Box 3000, Purcellville VA 20134, www.hslda.org.
Mayberry, Maralee, Knowles, J. Gary, Ray, Brian D., & Marlow, Stacey. (1995). Home schooling: Parents as educators. Newbury Park, CA: Corwin Press (of Sage Publ.).**
Medlin, Richard G. (1994). Predictors of academic achievement in home educated children: Aptitude, self-concept, and pedagogical practices. Home School Researcher, 10(3), 1-7. Available http://www.nheri.org/content/view/58/27/.
Medlin, Richard G. (1996). Creativity in home schooled children. Home School Researcher, 12(1), 7-13. Available http://www.nheri.org/content/view/48/27/.
Medlin, Richard G. (2000). Home schooling and the question of socialization. Peabody Journal of Education, 75(1 & 2), 107-123.**
Meighan, Roland, (1997). The next learning system: And why home‑schoolers are trailblazers. Bramcote Hills, Nottingham, United Kingdom: Educational Heretics Press.
Qaqish, Basil. (2007). A comparison of home schooled and non-home schooled students on ACT mathematics achievement test. Home School Researcher, 17(2), 1-12. Available http://www.nheri.org/content/view/205/27/.
Ray, Brian D. (1990). A nationwide study of home education: Family characteristics, legal matters, and student achievement. Salem, OR: National Home Education Research Institute.**
Ray, Brian D. (1994). A nationwide study of home education in Canada: Family characteristics, student achievement, and other topics. Salem, OR: National Home Education Research Institute.**
Ray, Brian D. (1997). Strengths of their own—Home schoolers across America: Academic achievement, family characteristics, and longitudinal traits. Salem, OR: National Home Education Research Institute.**
Ray, Brian D. (2000). Home schooling for individualsí gain and societyís common good. Peabody Journal of Education, 75 (1 & 2), 272-293.**
Ray, Brian D. (2000). Home schooling: The ameliorator of negative influences on learning? Peabody Journal of Education, 75(1 & 2), 71-106.**
Ray, Brian D. (2004). Home educated and now adults: Their community and civic involvement, views about homeschooling, and other traits. Salem, OR: National Home Education Research Institute.**
Ray, Brian D., & Eagleson, Bruce K. (2008, August 14). State regulation of homeschooling and homeschoolersí SAT scores. Journal of Academic Leadership, 6(3). Retrieved August 25, 2008 from http://www.academicleadership.org/emprical_research/State_Regulation_of_Homeschooling_and_Homeschoolers_SAT_Scores.shtml.
Rudner, Lawrence M. (1999). Scholastic achievement and demographic characteristics of home school students in 1998. Educational Policy Analysis Archives, 7(8); Retrieved 5/28/07 online http://epaa.asu.edu/epaa/v7n8/.
Shyers, Larry E. (1992). A comparison of social adjustment between home and traditionally schooled students. Home School Researcher, 8(3), 1-8. Available http://www.nheri.org/content/view/64/27/.
Somerville, Scott W. (2005). Legal rights for homeschool families. In Bruce S. Cooper (Ed.), Home schooling in full view: A reader, p. 135-149. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.**
Van Pelt, Deani (2003). Home education in Canada: A report on the pan-Canadian study on home education 2003. London, Ontario, Canada: Canadian Centre for Home Education, available www.hslda.ca. [Canada]

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