Examining the Positive Impact of Homeschooling on Academic Achievement – Dr. Brian Ray, Part 2
“Whether it was easier or harder, whatever, whether children were fussing with us or happy with us as parents, it was the philosophy and the theology and the desire to be together as a family that really drove us.” – Dr. Brian Ray
Yvette Hampton welcomes Dr. Brian Ray, renowned homeschool researcher, from NHERI (National Home Education Research Institute). Discover the eye-opening results of Dr. Ray’s studies, which compare public school, private school, and homeschool children. Uncover the reasons why homeschool children outshine their peers in academic achievement and engagement, particularly in the realm of science education. Join us as we delve into the profound impact of homeschooling on children’s well-being, social skills, and mental health.
Come back tomorrow for the rest of this important conversation.
Dr. Brian Ray is a leading international expert in research on homeschooling and president of the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI). He has published numerous articles and books, is interviewed by major media, serves as an expert witness in court cases, and testifies to legislatures regarding education. He is a former university professor and public and private school classroom teacher. He holds a Ph.D. (science education, Oregon State University), a M.S. (zoology, Ohio University), and a B.S. (biology, University of Puget Sound), and is a church leader. Brian and Betsy have been married 44 years, have eight children who were all home educated, run a small farm, and have 19 grandchildren. Dr. Ray really enjoys wandering with Betsy, his wife, and being out in the forests and mountains and on adventures. See research at www.nheri.org.
- How does Dr. Brian Ray’s research challenge the perception that homeschooling is inferior to traditional schooling?
- What are some key factors that contribute to the academic success of homeschooled children, according to Dr. Ray’s research?
- How does Dr. Ray address concerns about child abuse and neglect in homeschooling families, and what data does he present to support his arguments?
- How does Dr. Ray’s personal background and experiences influence his perspective on homeschooling?
- What are some potential drawbacks or challenges of homeschooling that Dr. Ray acknowledges, and how does he address them?
- How has the acceptance and perception of homeschooling changed over the years, according to Dr. Ray?
- How does homeschooling impact the overall well-being and mental health of children, as discussed by Dr. Ray?
- How does Dr. Ray argue that homeschooling can contribute to the improvement of local communities and nations?
- What are some practical strategies and suggestions for parents to prioritize their children’s well-being in the midst of societal and technological challenges, according to Dr. Ray?
- In your opinion, based on the information presented by Dr. Ray, what are the major advantages and disadvantages of homeschooling compared to traditional schooling?
Podcast Note-Taking Guide
The Gen2 Survey, by NHERI (National Home Education Research Institute) – This study examines adults who attended church growing up and seeks to understand the key influences which either encouraged or deterred them from believing and practicing the faith of their parents.
Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask, by Israel Wayne
Education: Does God Have an Opinion?, by Israel Wayne
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