Van Pelt, Deani A. Neven, Allison, Patricia A., & Allison, Derek J. (2009). Fifteen Years Later: Home-Educated Canadian Adults, A Synopsis. Retrieved 7/15/13 from https://cche.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2009EnglishSynopsis.pdf: “In comparison with the same age groups in the general population, home-educated adults, had parents who had a higher academic education and were more religiously committed; attained higher levels of academic education; were more likely to be occupied in health and social services; were just as likely to be involved in business, finance, and administration; were much more likely to be civically and politically engaged; were typically very religiously committed; earned slightly more; were more satisfied with their lives; were physically more active and culturally more involved; were more likely to marry and unlikely to live common-law. Discussion. They were also very happy that they had been home educated, and for the most part felt that it had given them an advantage in life and in future education. Drawbacks included stigmatization and social prejudice, curriculum limitations and, for some, fewer opportunities to participate in group activities such as sports. The benefits included rich relationships, opportunity for extensive curricular enrichment, flexibility, individualized pace and program, development of independence and confidence, and superior academic education” (p. 10).) (Keywords: home education, homeschooling, research, adults, college students, educational attainment, community service, civic engagement, religion, religiosity)
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