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The Social Benefits of Homeschooling

Vol. 75, Prg. 16–20
June 11–15, 2007

Socialization starts in the home. That’s the subject of Rachel Gathercole’s book, The Well-Adjusted Child: The Social Benefits of Homeschooling, which she discusses this week with program host Mike Smith.

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But What About Socialization?
What is Good Socialization?
The Reality of Homeschool Socialization
The Key to Socialization
Building Community

Rachel Gathercole is the mother of three delightful homeschooled children and the author of the groundbreaking new book The Well-Adjusted Child: The Social Benefits of Homeschooling. Holding a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she has been homeschooling for 10 years and is respected as an author of many informative articles and essays that cut through stereotypes and misconception and shed new light on homeschooling, parenting, and children. Her articles have appeared in various national and local publications, including as cover stories in Mothering, Life Learning, and other magazines.

A trusted member of the homeschooling community, Rachel has interviewed hundreds of homeschooling parents and children across the United States and Canada, taught writing classes to homeschoolers for several years, and served as a co-leader of her local home educators’ association. Look for her book The Well-Adjusted Child online at www.mapletree.com or your favorite bookseller, or check out Rachel's website at www.rachelgathercole.com.

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The critics are right: socialization is an important aspect of education. Read how homeschooling provides for that aspect in enriching, powerful ways.

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