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Home Is Where the School Is: The Logic of Homeschooling and the Emotional Labor of Mothering

Jennifer Lois

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752517
eISBN:
9780814789438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752517.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Mothers who homeschool their children constantly face judgmental questions about their choices, and yet the homeschooling movement continues to grow with an estimated 1.5 million American children ... More


Introduction

James G. Dwyer and Shawn F. Peters

in Homeschooling: The History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226627113
eISBN:
9780226627397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226627397.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

The introduction outlines the frameworks that will be used throughout the book, introducing the major historical and philosophical approaches to homeschooling. The historian aims to understand and ... More


Muslim Homeschooling

Priscilla Martinez

in Educating the Muslims of America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195375206
eISBN:
9780199852307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375206.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses Muslim homeschooling. Muslim families are considered to be the fastest-growing demographic of homeschoolers in the United States. In general, Muslim homeschooling families are ... More


The Outlook for Islamic Education in America

Farid Senzai

in Educating the Muslims of America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195375206
eISBN:
9780199852307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375206.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses current research on Islamic education in America as well as directions for future research. This volume has explored key issues and debates regarding Islamic education in North ... More


Strangers and Friends at the Welcome Table: Contemporary Christianities in the American South

James Hudnut-Beumler

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640372
eISBN:
9781469640396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640372.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

In this fresh and fascinating chronicle of Christianity in the contemporary South, historian and minister James Hudnut-Beumler draws on extensive interviews and his own personal journeys throughout ... More


Introduction

Jennifer Lois

in Home Is Where the School Is: The Logic of Homeschooling and the Emotional Labor of Mothering

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752517
eISBN:
9780814789438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752517.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This introductory chapter addresses the need for a more nuanced understanding of homeschooling—and, in broader terms, mothering—despite the stigma that surrounds the act of homeschooling. The ... More


Homeschooling Mothers

Jennifer Lois

in Home Is Where the School Is: The Logic of Homeschooling and the Emotional Labor of Mothering

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752517
eISBN:
9780814789438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752517.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes the book's methodology for the study of homeschoolers, as well as the methods used in collecting and analyzing data, and the problems and issues encountered during the course ... More


Coming to a Decision: First-and Second-Choice Homeschoolers

Jennifer Lois

in Home Is Where the School Is: The Logic of Homeschooling and the Emotional Labor of Mothering

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752517
eISBN:
9780814789438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752517.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter focuses on how women's feelings about themselves as stay-at-home mothers influenced their decision to homeschool their children. It presents a dichotomy of “first-choicers,” or those who ... More


Looking Back: The Homeschooling Journey

Jennifer Lois

in Home Is Where the School Is: The Logic of Homeschooling and the Emotional Labor of Mothering

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752517
eISBN:
9780814789438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752517.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter looks at who continued and who abandoned homeschooling, contextualizing mothers' experiences by examining the factors they deemed relevant to their homeschooling trajectories. It ... More


Taking Stock of the Present: Perceptions of Success

Jennifer Lois

in Home Is Where the School Is: The Logic of Homeschooling and the Emotional Labor of Mothering

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752517
eISBN:
9780814789438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752517.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter details homeschoolers' evaluations of the present—did they think homeschooling worked for their children, and how did they know? It describes how mothers measured success and whether ... More


Looking Forward: Empty Desks, Empty Nests

Jennifer Lois

in Home Is Where the School Is: The Logic of Homeschooling and the Emotional Labor of Mothering

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752517
eISBN:
9780814789438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752517.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter features mothers' thoughts about the future—where did they see themselves going once their homeschooling careers were over? The mothers fell into two categories when responding to this ... More


American Heretics: Democracy, the Limits of Religion, and the End of Reconstruction

Michael J. McVicar

in Christian Reconstruction: R. J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622743
eISBN:
9781469622767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622743.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter closes this narrative of the Christian Reconstruction with an assessment of the fracturing of Reconstructionism into a decentralized movement without a central organizational or ... More


Children of Moloch: Christian Reconstruction, the State, and the Conservative Milieu

Michael J. McVicar

in Christian Reconstruction: R. J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622743
eISBN:
9781469622767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622743.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This introductory chapter discusses the narrative surrounding the rise and fall of Christian Reconstructionism—a narrative all too often dismissed by historians as niche and extremist. How this ... More


Homeschooling Comes into Its Own

James G. Dwyer and Shawn F. Peters

in Homeschooling: The History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226627113
eISBN:
9780226627397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226627397.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

In the early 1990s, the homeschooling movement became increasingly mainstream. Many parents who decided to educate their children at home cited social and cultural concerns more than worries about ... More


Conclusion: Past, Present, and Future in the Real World

James G. Dwyer and Shawn F. Peters

in Homeschooling: The History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226627113
eISBN:
9780226627397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226627397.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

Homeschooling in America has come almost full circle. The rise of public schools and proliferation of compulsory schooling laws made homeschooling for nearly a century something aberrational and ... More


What Matters?: Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age

Courtney Bender and Ann Taves (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156851
eISBN:
9780231504683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156851.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Over the past decade, religious, secular, and spiritual distinctions have broken down, forcing scholars to rethink secularity and its relationship to society. Since classifying a person, activity, or ... More


Homeschooling the Enchanted Child: Ambivalent Attachments in the Domestic Southwest

Rebecca A. Allahyari

in What Matters?: Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156851
eISBN:
9780231504683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156851.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explains how homeschooling generates a sense of “enchantment” within the family, specifically in parents. While marrying and having children often results in increased church attendance, ... More


Alternative learning spaces in the UK: background to the case studies used in this book

Peter Kraftl

in Geographies of alternative education: Diverse learning spaces for children and young people

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447300496
eISBN:
9781447310914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300496.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter provides a systematic overview of the case studies discussed in this book. It is divided into rough ‘types’, focusing, in turn, on: Care Farms; Forest Schools; Homeschooling; Democratic ... More


Savoring Motherhood

Jennifer Lois

in Home Is Where the School Is: The Logic of Homeschooling and the Emotional Labor of Mothering

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752517
eISBN:
9780814789438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752517.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This concluding chapter revisits the themes of mothering, the self, emotions, and time, tying them together theoretically in order to understand intensive mothering more broadly. The ... More


Christian Homeschoolers

James Hudnut-Beumler

in Strangers and Friends at the Welcome Table: Contemporary Christianities in the American South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640372
eISBN:
9781469640396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640372.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Framed by a visit to the Teach Them Diligently Christian Homeschooling Convention, the largest event of its kind, this chapter explores the large and growing phenomena of Christian homeschooling. ... More


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