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Write These Laws on Your Children: Inside the World of Conservative Christian Homeschooling


reviewed by Kurt J. Bauman November 17, 2009

coverTitle: Write These Laws on Your Children: Inside the World of Conservative Christian Homeschooling
Author(s): Robert Kunzman
Publisher: Beacon Press, Boston
ISBN: 0807032913, Pages: 256, Year: 2009
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Write These Laws on Your Children describes Robert Kunzman’s extended visits with half a dozen conservative Christian families who homeschool their children.  The descriptions of the families focus on curriculum, child-parent interaction, teaching style, and philosophy about how children should grow and how the government should react.  The result is a carefully observed and revealing look at a growing corner of our educational world. The families are geographically diverse (California, Oregon, Tennessee, Vermont, and Indiana).  However, they are similar in many other respects – two parents with a single breadwinner, moderate incomes, mostly non-Hispanic white (the Rivera family of Los Angeles being the exception), and living in suburban, rural, or small town settings.  Most have large families (number of children are 1, 3, 4, 4, 9, and 10).  The mother provides most of the daily instruction in all the families. In addition to reporting on these families, the author takes side... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: November 17, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15840, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 4:23:43 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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