Public understanding about homeschooling: A preliminary study

Korkmaz H., Duman G.

5th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Rome, Italy, 5 - 08 February 2013, vol.116, pp.3891-3897 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 116
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.861
  • City: Rome
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.3891-3897
  • Keywords: Homeschooling, public understanding, Turkish educational system, alternative education
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Homeschooling is becoming a popular alternative education to school-based education. This study aimed to determine 130 Turkish participants' understanding about homeschooling through the survey which was developed based on previous studies. In the study, descriptive statistics and chi-square were used for data analyses. Several factors appear to drive participants' reactions to homeschooling, most notably having a gender-related and socio-economic orientation. If the factors that influence participants to choose homeschooling or schooling can be identified accurately, then it may be possible to use such an alternative model and regulate home school admission policies and curriculum accordingly. (C) 2013 The Authors Published by Elsevier Ltd.