Dr. Brian D. Ray of NHERI recently reported on the findings of a study conducted by Dr. Guillermo Montes for the National Survey of Children’s Health. The study concludes that:
In sum, this study corroborates previous research summarized by [Richard] Medlin (2013) that found no reason to be concerned about the socialization of homeschooled children in the United States. We concur with Medlin’s suggestion that future research should focus on the process of socialization in the homeschooling context instead of outcomes. In the larger context of arguments against homeschooling both from educators and policy makers, this research suggests that opponents need not be concerned about the socialization of homeschooled children and are either unfamiliar with or choose to ignore the cumulative empirical evidence ([Brian] Ray, 2013)” (p. 8).
More information can be found in the most recent NHERI newsletter.