The SAGE Guide to Educational Leadership and Management allows readers to gain knowledge of educational management in practice while providing insights into challenges facing educational leaders and the strategies, skills, and techniques needed to enhance administrative performance. This guide emphasizes the important skills that effective leaders must develop and refine, including communication, developing teams, coaching and motivating, and managing time and priorities. While being brief, simply written, and a highly practical overview for individuals who are new to this field, this reference guide will combine practice and research, indicate current issues and directions, and choices that need to be made. • 30 brief, signed chapters are organized in 10 thematic parts in one volume available in a choice of electronic or print formats designed to enable quick access to basic information. • Selective boxes enrich and support the narrative chapters with case examples of effective leadership in action. • Chapters conclude with bibliographic endnotes and references to further readings to guide students to more in-depth presentations in other published sources. • Back matter includes an annotated listing of organizations, associations, and journals focused on educational leadership and administration and a detailed index. This reference guide will serve as a vital source of knowledge to any students pursuing an education degree as well as for individuals interested in the subject matter that do not have a strong foundation of the topic.
Chapter 23: Homeschooling: Parents’ Rights and the Public Good
Homeschooling: Parents’ Rights and the Public Good
Southeastern Louisiana University
Although it has received considerable media attention in the past few decades, homeschooling is not a modern phenomenon in the United States. It was a primary method of delivering education to children during the early colonial period. This was especially evident in colonies founded by settlers seeking religious freedom. Parents had a responsibility to ensure their children learned to read for the purpose of scriptural literacy, that is, to learn to read the Bible. It was also out of necessity during the early history of the United States that parents took responsibility to provide a basic education to their ...