Kalpana Varia


Many families have turned their family room into classrooms. In 1993, homeschooling became legal in all 50 states, when the number of students staying at home for schooling tripled. This trend continues today because parents want to retain control over the education and socialization of their children. Homeschooling refers to education of school-age children with their parents' guiding, directing, and monitoring them. It replaces full-time attendance at a traditional school. Parents express various reasons for educating their children at home; individualization, family time, strong academic, moral, and religious foundations. The problem with homeschooling, for parents of deaf children, is the lack of informational pamphlets to provide information and guide parents to educate their deaf children successfully. How can parents learn to guide their deaf children in their home without instructions on homeschooling? Where they find resources or materials they can use in homeschooling? Parents might have interrogations on homeschooling. Creating a pamphlet with guidelines for parents homeschooling their deaf children is suggested as a possible solution. These will help prepare parents in educating their deaf children in their home. Parents need to be aware of all aspects of children's life illustrating social, academics, and other issues.

Publication Date


Document Type

Master's Project

Student Type


Department, Program, or Center

Master of Science of Secondary Education of Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (NTID)


Menchel, Robert

Advisor/Committee Member

Bateman, Gerald


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