Education Faculty Research


STEM Teaching and Learning Strategies of High School Parents With Homeschool Students

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Education and Urban Society


The purpose of this research study was to investigate the teaching and learning strategies used by homeschool parents with high school students. A qualitative case study was used which began with the administration of an open-ended questionnaire to a homeschool community in the southern United States. Twenty-nine parents completed the questionnaire, and 10 of those volunteered to participate in the follow-up procedures, which included interviews, observations, and document collection. Results indicate that parents use a variety of teaching and learning strategies including individualized instruction, mastery learning, self-directed study, collaboration with peers and adults, and application and connection of information.

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Gann, C. & Carpenter, D. (2018). STEM teaching and learning strategies of high school parents with homeschool students. Education and Urban Society, 50(5), 461-482. doi: 10.1177/0013124517713250