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homeschooling

[hohm-skoo-ling] /ˈhoʊmˌsku lɪŋ/
noun
1.
the practice of teaching one's own children at home, instead of sending them to school.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90
Related forms
home-schooling, noun

homeschool

[hohm-skool] /ˈhoʊmˌskul/
verb (used with object)
1.
to teach (one's children) at home instead of sending them to school.
verb (used without object)
2.
to educate one's children at home.
noun
3.
a school set up in the home.
Also, home-school.
Related forms
homeschooler, noun
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Word Origin and History for home schooling

homeschool

v.

by 1989 (implied in homeschooling), from home (n.) + school (v.). Related: Homeschooled.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Encyclopedia Article for home schooling

Once considered an exotic novelty reserved for such groups as religious fundamentalists, foreign service families, and touring musicians, home schooling in the United States by 1999 was enrolling more than 1,500,000 students, up from an estimated 12,500 in 1978. In the 12 states with the most accurate counts, home schoolers totaled 1.5% of the elementary- and secondary-school students.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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