|Copyright 2006 Julie Shepherd Knapp. All rights reserved.
|The Homeschool Diner's Guide to
How Do Homeschoolers View Socialization?
School isn't the only place kids learn about getting along...
by Julie Shepherd Knapp, copyright 2006
What exactly is "Socialization"?
Here are some dictionary definitions:
1. to make fit for companionship with others; make sociable
2. the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture
3. a continuing process whereby an individual acquires a personal identity and learns the norms,
values, behavior, and social skills appropriate to his or her social position
Here are some articles that address these issues:
What About Socialization? from the Minnesota Homeschool Alliance
How to Answer the Socialization Question Once and for All by Marsha Ransom
That Dreaded "S" Word by Sarah McUmber-House (with several links to other sets of
articles about socialization)
My Kid Needs a Wedgie by Susan at Imperfect Genius
Socialization and the Homeschooled Student by Michelle Barone, MA, MFT --
cites research as support
Bullying -- "Dealing with bullies toughens you up" ... "Bullying is part of life in the real
world"... and other myths about bullying from Bully Online
No, Thank you, We Don't Believe in Socialization by Lisa Russell
Are Homeschoolers Discriminating, Elitist and Racist? by Ann Zeis
"Flowers Are Red" by Harry Chapin
The Black Balloon by David Albert
Homeschooling Only One -- for those concerned about social aspects of
homeschooling an only child, a book, links to e-groups and an active message board
|"There are two lasting bequests we can give our children.
One is roots, the other is wings." -- Hodding Carter, Jr.
|Copyright 2005 Julie Shepherd Knapp