Homeschooling and Libraries New Solutions and Opportunities


Homeschooling and Libraries New Solutions and Opportunities

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Paul McLaughlin contributed a chapter to Homeschooling and Libraries. The chapter discusses careers in librarianship and how knowledge of personality types can help students find positions that would fit them whether in a library setting or in other fields.



As families are looking for better ways to educate their children, more and more of them are becoming interested and engaged in alternative ways of schooling that are different, separate, or opposite of the traditional classroom. Homeschooling has become ever more creative and varied as families create custom-tailored curricula, assignments, goals, and strategies that are best for each unique child. This presents a multitude of challenges and opportunities for information institutions, including public, academic, school, and special libraries. The need for librarians to help homeschool families become information and media literate is more important than ever.

This collection of essays provides a range of approaches and strategies suggested by skilled professionals as well as veteran homeschool parents on how to best serve the diverse needs and learning experiences of homeschooled youth. It includes information on needs assessments for special needs students, gifted students, and African American students; advice on how to provide support for the families of homeschoolers; case studies; and information on new technologies that could benefit libraries and the homeschooler populations that they serve.



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McFarland & Company Inc.




Curriculum and Instruction | Educational Methods | Other Education

Homeschooling and Libraries New Solutions and Opportunities