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An American History

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Milton Gaither
    Pages 1-6
  3. Milton Gaither
    Pages 7-25
  4. Milton Gaither
    Pages 27-49
  5. Milton Gaither
    Pages 51-81
  6. Milton Gaither
    Pages 83-115
  7. Milton Gaither
    Pages 117-140
  8. Milton Gaither
    Pages 141-173
  9. Milton Gaither
    Pages 175-200
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 227-273

About this book


This is a lively account of one of the most important and overlooked themes in American education. Beginning in the colonial period and working to the present, Gaither describes in rich detail how the home has been used as the base for education of all kinds. The last five chapters focus especially on the modern homeschooling movement and offer the most comprehensive and authoritative account of it ever written. Readers will learn how and why homeschooling emerged when it did, where it has been, and where it may be going. Please visit Gaither's blog here:


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About the authors

Milton Gaither is Professor of Education at Messiah College, USA.

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