Home Education Across the United States
What About Socialization?
     Home schoolers are often asked, “What about socialization?” The data on home school students’ activities and community involvement reveal that, on average, these children are engaged in 5.2 activities outside the home, with 98% involved in two or more. Activities ranging from scouts, dance class, and 4-H to sports, field trips, and volunteer work demonstrate that home schoolers interact with people of all ages, from all sorts of backgrounds, and in all types of social settings (Figure 14.0).
Figure 14.0

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Footnote: * Participation in two or more of the 12 activities does not include “other activities.” See Table 8 of Ray (1997).


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