Parent Resource Books

Below is an extensive, but not complete, list of scholarly resource books for anyone (especially parents) interested in the topic of home education.

Adams, Blair. Who Owns the Children? Public Compulsion, Private Responsibility and the Dilemma of Ultimate Authority. Waco, TX: Truth Forum, 1991.

Albert, David H. Homeschooling and the Voyage of Self-Discovery : A Journey of Original Seeking. Monroe, Me.: Common Courage Press, 2003.

Anderson, Margaret. Tales from the Table : Lovaas/Aba Intervention with Children on the Autistic Spectrum. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007.

Apple, Michael W. Educating The “Right” Way : Markets, Standards, God, and Inequality. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2006.

Arons, Stephen. Compelling Belief : The Culture of American Schooling. 1st paperback ed. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1986.

Banks, Kathy. Real Home School. Visalia, CA: 5 Point Publishing, 1999.

Barfield, Rhonda. Real-Life Homeschooling : The Stories of 21 Families Who Make It Work. New York: Fireside, 2002.

Barson, Leslie Safran. Learner-Managed Learning and Home Education: A European Perspective. Nottingham, UK: Educational Heretics Press, 2006.

Belfield, Clive R., and Henry M. Levin. Privatizing Educational Choice: Consequences for Parents, Schools, and Public Policy. Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2005.

Boyer, Rick. The Socialization Trap. Rustburg, VA: The Learning Parent, 1993.

Brostrom, David C. A Guide to Homeschooling for Librarians, Highsmith Press Handbook Series;. Fort Atkinson, Wis.: Highsmith Press, 1995.

Carlson, Allan. The New Agrarian Mind : The Movement toward Decentralist Thought in Twentieth-Century America. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 2000.

Carper, James C., and Thomas C. Hunt. The Dissenting Tradition in American Education. New York: P. Lang, 2007.

Cooper, Bruce S. Home Schooling in Full View : A Reader. Greenwich, CT: Information Age, 2005.

Cox, William F., Jr. Tyranny through Public Education: The Case against Government Control of Education: Xulon, 2004.

Cutler, William W. Parents and Schools : The 150-Year Struggle for Control in American Education. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.

Deckard, Steve. Home Schooling Laws in All Fifty States. 6th ed. Briarcliff Manor, NY: Steve Deckard, 1992.

Farris, Michael The Future of Home Schooling. Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 1997.

Farris, Michael P. Home Schooling and the Law. Paeonian Springs, Va.: Home School Legal Defense Association, 1990.

Fortune-Wood, Mike. The Face of Home-Based Education 1: Who, Why & How. Nottingham, UK: Educational Heretics Press, 2005.

Fortune-Wood, Mike. The Face of Home-Based Education 2: Numbers, Support, Special Needs. Nottingham, UK: Educational Heretics Press, 2006.

Furness, Adrienne. Helping Homeschoolers in the Library. Chicago: American Library Association, 2008.

Gaither, Milton. Homeschool : An American History. 1st ed. New York, N.Y.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Gathercole, Rachel. The Well-Adjusted Child : The Social Benefits of Homeschooling: Mapletree Pub. Co., 2007.

Gatto, John Taylor. A Different Kind of Teacher : Solving the Crisis of American Schooling. Berkeley, Calif.: Berkeley Hills Books, 2001.

Gatto, John Taylor. Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling. Philadelphia, PA: New Society Publishers, 2002.

Gatto, John Taylor. The Underground History of American Education : A Schoolteacher’s Intimate Investigation into the Prison of Modern Schooling. Rev. ed. New York: Oxford Village Press, 2003.

Gatto, John Taylor. Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher’s Journey through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers, 2009.

Glenn, Charles , and Jan de Groof. Finding the Right Balance: Freedom, Autonomy, and Accountability in Education (Vol. 1). Vol. 1. Utrecht: Lemma, 2002.

Glenn, Charles , and Jan de Groof. Finding the Right Balance: Freedom, Autonomy, and Accountability in Education (Vol. 2). Vol. 2. Utrecht: Lemma, 2002.

Gordon, Edward E., and Elaine H. Gordon. Centuries of Tutoring : A History of Alternative Education in America and Western Europe. Lanham: University Press of America, 1990.

Griffith, Mary. Viral Learning: Reflections on the Homeschooling Life: Lulu, 2007.

Guterson, David. Family Matters : Why Homeschooling Makes Sense. 1st ed. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992.

Harris, Gregg. The Christian Home School. 1st ed. Brentwood, Tenn.: Wolgemuth & Hyatt, 1988.

Holt, John. How Children Fail. revised ed. New York: Delacorte, 1982.

Holt, John Caldwell. Teach Your Own : A Hopeful Path for Education. New York, N.Y.: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1981.

House, H. Wayne. Schooling Choices. Portland, OR: Multnomah, 1988.

Jones, Steven L. Religious Schooling in America : Private Education and Public Life. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2008.

Joyce, Kathryn. Quiverfull : Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement. Boston: Beacon Press, 2009.

Klein, Carol. Virtual Charter Schools and Home Schooling. Youngstown, N.Y.: Cambria Press, 2006.

Klicka, Christopher. Home Schooling: The Right Choice! Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 2002.

Klicka, Christopher J. Home Schooling in the United States : A Legal Analysis. 1 vols. Paeonian Springs, Va.: Home School Legal Defense Association, 1992.

Klicka, Christopher J. The Right to Home School : A Guide to the Law on Parents’ Rights in Education. 3rd ed. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 2002.

Kuhl, Kathy. Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner. Herndon, VA: Learn Differently, 2009.

Kunzman, Robert. Write These Laws on Your Children: Inside the World of Conservative Christian Homeschooling. Boston: Beacon Press, 2009.

Lande, Nancy. Homeschool Open House. Bozeman, MT: WindyCreek Press, 2000.

Lawrence, Frederick M. Home Schooling : Status and Bibliography. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2007.

Llewellyn, Grace. Real Lives : Eleven Teenagers Who Don’t Go to School. Eugene, Ore.: Lowry House, 1993.

Llewellyn, Grace. Freedom Challenge : African American Homeschoolers. Eugene, Ore.: Lowry House, 1996.

Lowe, Jane, and Alan Thomas. Educating Your Child at Home. London: Continuum, 2002.

Lyman, Isabel. The Homeschooling Revolution. Amherst, MA: Bench Press International, 2000.

Mayberry, Maralee, J. Gary Knowles, Brian Ray, and Stacey Marlow. Home Schooling : Parents as Educators. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin Press, 1995.

McCarthy, Martha M. Home Schooling and the Law, Policy Bulletin (Indiana Education Policy Center) ;. Bloominton, Ind.: Indiana Education Policy Center, 1992.

McDowell, Susan A. But What About Socialization? Answering the Perpetual Home Schooling Question. Nashville, TN: Philodeus Press, 2004.

Meighan, Roland. 25 Years of Home-Based Education: Research, Reviews, & Case Material. Nottingham, UK: Education Now, 2001.

Meighan, Roland. Learning Unlimited: The Home-Based Education Case-Files. Nottingham, UK: Educational Heretics Press, 2001.

Meighan, Roland. John Holt. Vol. 5, Library of Educational Thought. London: Continuum, 2007.

Millman, Gregory, and Martine Millman. Homeschooling : A Family’s Journey. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2008.

Moore, Raymond, and Dorothy Moore. Home-Spun Schools: Teaching Children at Home–What Parents Are Doing and How They Are Doing It. Waco, TX: Word Books, 1982.

Moore, Raymond S., and Dorothy N. Moore. Home School Burnout: What It Is, What Causes It, and How to Cure It. Brentwood, TN: Wolgemuth & Hyatt, 1988.

Mur, Cindy. Home Schooling, At Issue; Variation: At Issue (San Diego, Calif.). San Diego, Calif.: Greenhaven Press, 2003.

Noll, James Wm. Taking Sides. Clashing Views on Educational Issues. 14th , expanded ed, Mcgraw-Hill Contemporary Learning Series; Taking Sides;. Dubuque, Iowa: McGraw-Hill Contemporary Learning Series, 2008.

Randall, E. Vance. Private Schools and Public Power : A Case for Pluralism. New York: Teachers College Press, 1994.

Ray, Brian D. Strengths of Their Own : Home Schoolers across America. Salem, Ore: NHERI Publications, 1997.

Ray, Brian D. Worldwide Guide to Homeschooling : Facts and Stats on the Benefits of Home School : A Quick Reference 2003-2004. Nashville, Tenn.: Broadman & Holman, 2003.

Ray, Brian D. Home Educated and Now Adults. Kearney, NE: Morris Publishing, 2004.

Ray, Brian D. Worldwide Guide to Homeschooling : Facts and Stats on the Benefits of Home School : 2005-2006. Nashville, Tenn.: Broadman & Holman, 2005.

Reich, Rob. Bridging Liberalism and Multiculturalism in American Education. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.

Rivero, Lisa. The Homeschooling Option: How to Decide When It’s Right for Your Family. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Rosin, Hanna. God’s Harvard : A Christian College on a Mission to Save America. 1st ed. Orlando: Harcourt, 2007.

Scheps, Susan G. Homeschoolers and the Public Library : A Resource Guide for Libraries Serving Homeschoolers. Chicago: Public Library Association, 1993.

Scheps, Susan G. The Librarian’s Guide to Homeschooling Resources. ALA eds. ed. Chicago, Ill.: American Library Association, 1998.

Schwartz, Brian D. The Law of Homeschooling. Dayton, OH: Education Law Association, 2008.

Sheffer, Susannah. A Sense of Self : Listening to Homeschooled Adolescent Girls. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1995.

Stevens, Mitchell L. Kingdom of Children : Culture and Controversy in the Homeschooling Movement, Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology;. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001.

Thomas, Alan Educating Children at Home. London: Continuum, 1998.

Thomas, Alan, and Harriet Pattison. How Children Learn at Home. London: Continuum, 2007.

Van Galen, Jane Pitman Mary Anne. Home Schooling : Political, Historical, and Pedagogical Perspectives, Social and Policy Issues in Education;. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Pub., 1991.

Webb, Julie. Children Learning at Home. London: Falmer, 1990.

Webb, Julie. Those Unschooled Minds: Home-Educated Children Grow Up. Nottingham, UK: Educational Heretics Press, 1999.

Webb, Simon. Elective Home Education in the Uk. Trentham, UK: Stoke-on-Trent, 2011.

Whitehead, John W., and Wendell R. Bird. Home Education and Constitutional Liberties: The Historical and Constitutional Arguments in Support of Home Instruction. Westchester, IL: Crossway Books, 1984.

Whitehead, John W. Crow Alexis Irene. Home Education : Rights and Reasons. Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway Books, 1993.

Williams, Heidi. Homeschooling, At Issue. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2007.

Wimsatt, William Upski. No More Prisons : Urban Life, Homeschooling, Hip-Hop Leadership, the Cool Rich Kids Movement, a Hitchhiker’s Guide to Community Organizing…And Why Philanthropy Is the Greatest Art Form of the 21st Century / by William Upski Wimsatt. Brooklyn, NY: Soft Skull Press, 2008.

Wyatt, Gary. Family Ties : Relationships, Socialization, and Home Schooling. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2008.

Excerpted from Indiana University