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Homeschooling in the United States: 1999



Estimated Number of Homeschooled Students in the United States

Characteristics of Homeschooled Students and Their Families

Parents' Reasons for Homeschooling

Public School Support for Homeschooled Students

Future Research Plans

List of Figures

Full Report (PDF)
line Future Research Plans

NCES plans to collect and report data about homeschoolers with future Parent and Family Involvement in Education Surveys (PFI), slated to occur on a 4-year cycle next scheduled for 2003 as part of the National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES). Future Parent and Family Involvement in Education Surveys will provide a comprehensive set of information that may be used to estimate the number and characteristics of homeschoolers in the United States. Future areas of inquiry might also include items on homeschoolers' use of distance learning and the Internet, information about families' past use of homeschooling, more information about homeschoolers who attend school for some classes or subjects, and specific information about homeschoolers' plans for postsecondary education.

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