Hannah Keller

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Honors Thesis


Homeschooling is now recognized as a rapidly growing and, for some, a preferred method of imparting grade-level education to American students. It is important to note that homeschooling impacts and shapes family and community, thus providing a unique perspective on anthropological considerations of modernity, education, and subculture. Despite this, few studies have explained the growth in this form of pedagogy. This paper attempts to fill this gap through an ethnographic study of homeschoolers in North Texas. In particular, this study focuses on the reasons behind homeschooling and the cultural perceptions of homeschoolers in North Texas. Research for this project is based on an analysis of qualitative data from twenty interviews, including homeschooling parents and admissions officers at local colleges.

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