This New Books on Home-Schooling bibliography page is one of several bibliographies on the Learn in Freedom! site about homeschooling.
Books listed here are recent books that describe homeschooling or explain the rationale for homeschooling, arranged by date of publication (most recent first).
Other books about homeschooling are listed on the separate Web pages
edited by Nancy Lande
(Wynnewood, PA: WindyCreek Press, 1996)
US$19.95, xii and 497 pages.
Collection of interviews with fifty-five homeschooling families in which the families describe, in their own words, their experience of homeschooling.
An update of Lande's earlier beguiling book Homeschooling: A Patchwork of Days,
including follow-up information on many of the thirty families featured in that book.
Multiple countries and multiple lifestyles are represented.
A well-rounded "patchwork quilt" portrait of homeschooling and a great read.
Christopher J. Klicka
Broad survey of policy issues related to homeschooling by an attorney for the Home School Legal Defense Association,
with lots of detailed information, an update of earlier editions of this popular book.
(Cambridge, MA: Holt Associates, 2000)
(ISBN 0-913677-17-5 [pbk.]).
US$9.85, updated brief book by publisher of Growing Without Schooling magazine, a homeschooling father himself.
David H. Albert
(Gabriola Island, British Columbia: New Society Publishers, 1999)
US$16.95, xvi and 222 pages; foreword by Joseph Chilton Pearce, illustrated by black and white photographs.
Author's personal description of bringing up his two daughers.
David & Micki Colfax
(New York, Warner Books, 1988)
US$12.99, xv and 152 pages; bibliography and resource guide.
Parents' account of why they homeschooled their children,
with resource guides and brief account of their first son's journey from a mountain home with no electricity to Harvard.
RECOMMENDED.WRITTEN BY A TEACHER.KMBowns
(Washington, DC: Regnery, 1997)
US$16.95, xxxi and 224 pages; appendixes (resource guide, list of organizations, list of state laws).
Thoughts on classical education, political involvement, support groups, churches,
school activities, and apprenticeships by the president of Home School Legal Defense Association.
I Learn Better by Teaching Myself and Still Teaching Ourselves
(Cambridge, MA: Holt Associates, 1997).
US$19.95, 304 pages; resource guide, index.
Combined edition of the author's earlier I Learn Better by Teaching Myself, a mother's account of her children's experiences in self-directed learning,
and the follow-up book Still Teaching Ourselves.
KMBseen_HCO, KMBowns(earlier edition)
(ISBN 0-96295917-0 [pbk.]).
US$19.00, notes, appendix "International Unschooling Resources for Everyone," bibliography, index.
As John Taylor Gatto, 1991 New York State teacher of the year, wrote in his back cover blurb for the 1991 edition of this book,
"Anyone who follows this clear blueprint is certain to meet the future with courage, enthusiasm, resourcefulness and the abundant love of life that the author has.
She demonstrates brilliantly that school and education are two very different things,
defining the latter precisely and with such a wonderful zest the reader is left dazzled with his own rich possibilities."
Now updated with international information, Internet resources, and much more.
WRITTEN BY A TEACHER.KMBowns(earlier edition), seen_HCO
(Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing, revised 2nd edition 1999)
Detailed overview of homeschooling with much how-to information, by an author who is a regular participant in on-line discussion of homeschooling.
[New Books on Home-Schooling bibliography last revised 14 December 2000]
Comments from anyone and everyone about additions to, corrections for, or improvements to this bibliography are most welcome.
My goal is to make the several pages of this bibliography the most complete listing of monographs on homeschooling anywhere.
Any book about homeschooling, pro or con, new or old, belongs on this list.
So if you know of a book-length work about how to homeschool, why to homeschool, why not to homeschool, who homeschools,
the legalities of homeschooling, the social policy aspects of homeschooling, or any other aspect of homeschooling,
please let me know about it if you don't see it on the bibliography pages of this site.
My special thanks to the publishers who sent me review copies of some of the titles listed in the bibliographies.
A general State education is a mere contrivance for moulding people to be exactly like one another: and as the mould in which it casts them is that which pleases the predominant power in the government, whether this be a monarch, a priesthood, an aristocracy, or the majority of the existing generation in proportion as it is efficient and successful, it establishes a despotism over the mind, leading by a natural tendency to one over the body.
John Stuart Mill On Liberty (1859)
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