Master of Arts
Dr. Kim Shuey
Homeschooling has experienced significant growth over the last several decades, yet little to no research has explored the relationship between homeschoolers and the public education system. Being the first to explore this relationship, the current study collected and examined data from 3 semi-structured interviews and 15 online homeschooling blogs in order to understand the growth of homeschooling in Ontario and the relationship between homeschooling and the public education system. The results of this study reveal the relationship between homeschoolers and the public education system varies significantly over time and locale, the challenges within each system and the difficulty of transitioning in and out of both systems for students, professional educators, and parents. Results suggest there is a lot to be learned from both forms of education and that there are possible benefits of a blended model of education.
Dukelow, Mackenzie, "SCHOOL SHOULDN’T END WHEN THE BELL RINGS: AN EXPLORATORY HOMESCHOOLING STUDY" (2018). MA Research Paper. 21.
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