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The homeschooler's guide to--
Caruana, Vicki.
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Publication Information:
Wheaton, Ill. : Crossway Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
173 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Testing and evaluation -- Home-based businesses / by Ellyn Davis -- Community involvement -- High school and college entrance / by Shari Henry -- Working with the traditional schools -- Homeschooling in the military / by Ellie Kay -- Support groups and co-ops -- Children with special needs / by Lindsey O'Connor -- Study skills -- Music education / by Laurinda Curti.
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LC40 .C377 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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You are an educator. Your kids rely on you to teach them to read, write, and think. But sometimes you feel like you need a mentor for certain subjects, right? If you're serious about homeschooling, then you've probably had a few questions.What do I need to know about using standardized tests? How can I prepare my children for college? Is there any support available for home educators like me?In this practical book, Vicki Caruana and several other educational experts answer these questions and more. They offer answers to homeschoolers seeking guidance on a variety of issues: Making the most of testing and evaluation Running a home-based business Fostering community involvement Teaching high school and preparing for college entrance Working with traditional schools Homeschooling in a military setting Joining and starting support groups and co-ops Educating children with special needs Study skills for children of all learning styles Making music a part of a child's educationIf you homeschool, this book should be at your fi ngertips to help you negotiate the exciting challenges of home education. It is a gold mine of information for homeschoolers who have children of all ages--for homeschoolers who want to learn.

Author Notes

Vicki Caruana is an educational consultant for parents whose children attend all kinds of schools. She earned a Master's degree in Gifted Education and speaks at conferences on education and parenting around the nation. She has authored several books

Table of Contents

Ellyn DavisShari HenryEllie KayLindsey O'ConnorLaurinda Curti
Acknowledgmentsp. 9
About the Contributorsp. 11
Introductionp. 13
1 Testing and Evaluationp. 15
2 Home-based Businessesp. 27
3 Community Involvementp. 43
4 High School and College Entrancep. 53
5 Working with Traditional Schoolsp. 69
6 Homeschooling in the Militaryp. 77
7 Support Groups and Co-opsp. 91
8 Children with Special Needsp. 105
9 Study Skillsp. 119
10 Music Educationp. 129
I. State by State Testing Informationp. 145
II. Learning Styles Inventoryp. 155
III. Spiritual Gifts Inventoryp. 159
Indexp. 167