Home Schooling Information and Resources
Home schooling as an alternative to
public or private school is here to stay. In addition, publicly funded vouchers
for education have major implications for those who choose to home school their
children as well as for
traditional forms of education. Ultimately, courts will have to answer the
question of whether parents who home school their children are eligible for
publicly funded vouchers. I believe the Constitution is on the side of the home
schoolers in this matter. The implications of all of this are staggering.
There are many reasons for the shift
toward home schooling. It certainly has become an increasingly attractive
alternative for many parents who are concerned with traditional education
systems. Recent statistics indicate that over two million students in the United
States are home schooled. If you are considering home schooling for one or more
of your children, make sure you have reliable information upon which to make a
decision. There are thousands of sites on the Internet that have information
about home schooling, some useful, some not, and some that exist merely to
espouse a particular philosophy under the guise of home schooling. There are
networks of parents and professionals that can provide you with virtually all
the information you need to make this important choice, not just for your
children, but for you.
Below are links that I have visited and found worthwhile.
Free Homeschooling Resources A
very useful resource recommended by a homeschooling mom.
Multicultural Education - Holidays Around the World
A nice collection of links to resources about how cultures and holidays
that can be a helpful resource for homeschoolers, or for that matter regular
Educator's Reference Desk The Home Schooling section of this
site has some outstanding resources for those considering whether or not to
home school their children.
This is a United Kingdom oriented site, but it has information that would be
useful to parents from any country who need to make informed choices about
Schooling Information Independent guide illustrating everything there is to know about home schooling
including information to help parents choose the proper curriculum for their
children as well as teaching hints and resources.
Resources for Multicultural Education
This site is rich with resources dealing with multicultural education that
could be of interest to those contemplating homeschooling.
develops unique educational materials for
teachers and parents, to help children's social and emotional development.
A To Z Home's Cool
This is an excellent
resource. Very comprehensive and filled with little tidbits that are off the
This is a great source for tutoring assistance in all subjects in most states.
Check it out!
Homework Help A very good source
of information that was recommended by a visitor to this page. Lots of
helpful links for the homeschooler.
Home Schooling - Steps to Getting Started.
From About.com, this page contains some of the best information about how to get
started. There are many options and bewildering choices to make. This page is
where I recommend you begin.
About.com Home Schooling Links. If you
don't check this out, you are making a big mistake! Constantly updated, this
resource has information on books, games, articles, celebrities, inventions,
literature, science, etc., that have home schooling connections. It is a prime
resource not to be missed.
Discussion Forum: Lots of useful links and information here.
Home School Legal Defense Association:
One of the most useful sites you'll find anywhere. A professional and polished
resource that answers many, many questions about home schooling.
Yahoo's Education Resources An
excellent starting point with many important resources. Enter "home schooling"
in the search box and you will be taken to a vast array of sites. Worth a visit!
Homeschool Resource Page One of the oldest sites concerned
with home schooling. Plenty of good stuff here.
ADPRIMA Recommended Education Resources
(Home schooling, parenting, education in general)
Math Resources for Home Schoolers
Try one of the following math study
guides. They were written by my wife, Dr. Sandy Kizlik, a National Board
Certified Teacher with over 25 years experience. Hundreds of thousands of copies
of these guides have been sold and used throughout the world in the past five
years. They are available from Amazon.com for $3.95 each. The descriptions are
It's an Arabic word, "algebra", but,
let's face it, it's "Greek" to most people. Not anymore. The Algebra I chart
lays out all the basics clearly and concisely.
So you've mastered Algebra I? There's
more . . . a lot more. Superbly illustrated visuals, take you through Graphing,
Conic Sections, Problem Solving, plus much more.
Nothing fancy. Just a brilliant display
of color and words that cover all the basics of math in one place at one time.
Invaluable for pre-test taking. A must for remembering and reviewing the myriad
basics you learned throughout the years. Remember Set Theory? Forgotten how
Integers or Real Numbers operate? Need a color graphic guide to remembering
Geometric Formulas? No problem. It's all here... and more! Some of the topics
included are: Set Theory, Properties of Real Numbers, Sets of Numbers,
Operations of Real Numbers, Operations of Integers and Fractions.
Personal Opinion about Home Schooling.
This is a brief statement about home schooling and education in general that you
might find interesting.
Account of Parents who Successfully Combined Home Schooling and Traditional
You will find this account to be a practical and successful way to deal with
inadequate traditional school experiences.
There are many other areas on the
ADPRIMA site that might interest you, and you are invited to take a look, get
what you want, and let us know what you think. The link below to the Discussion
Forum is especially useful. There are numerous messages about home schooling.
Your opinion is important and valued.
"Anything not understood in more than one way is
not understood at all."
Robert Kizlik & Associates
Boca Raton, Florida