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Kingdom of Children: Culture and Controversy in the Homeschooling Movement


reviewed by Kurt J. Bauman — 2004

coverTitle: Kingdom of Children: Culture and Controversy in the Homeschooling Movement
Author(s): Mitchell L. Stevens
Publisher: Princeton University Press, Princeton
ISBN: 0691058180, Pages: 228, Year: 2001
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Homeschooling is one of the most unique and surprising social movements of the last few decades.  According to the National Center for Education Statistics, some 850,000 students in the United States were being homeschooled in 1999 (Bielick, Chandler and Broughman, 2001), and the number gives every appearance of growing.  Yet we don’t really have answers to some of basic questions about this phenomenon: “What is it all about?  Who is doing it?  Why are they doing it?  Is homeschooling going to grow or is it just a fad?” and finally, “How will it affect schools?”   Mitchell Stevens’ short, readable and fascinating book The Kingdom of Children explores homeschooling as a social movement and examines how the leadership and organization of the movement has transformed it from its origins to its current form.  It is a book about how the organization of social movements makes a difference in their failure or success.  It is a book about the relative success of the liberal “alternative” political movements and the conservative Christian... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 2, 2004, p. 357-361
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11201, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 7:39:50 AM

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  • Kurt Bauman

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    KURT J. BAUMAN is a demographer and sociologist focusing on trends in educational attainment and measures of family well-being. His current research interests include measurement of high school dropout, GED recipiency, and home schooling.
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