Serving Homeschooled Teens And Their Parents

Paperback | September 30, 2004

byMaureen T. Lerch

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Today more than a million students are being educated at home; and that figure increases at a rate of 7-14% annually. Homeschooling is a growing trend in our society, and public librarians are being called upon with increasing frequency to serve the needs of homeschooled students. So, just what are the needs of the homeschooled teen, and how can you and your library meet those needs? A former young adult librarian and a homeschool parent have joined forces to create this insightful guide and answer that question. After reviewing the developmental and social needs of teens, the authors demonstrate how those needs may be met in the public library setting. You'll find a wealth of ideas for adapting every facet of your library service for this growing population--from developing a homeschool collection to expanding services and creating special programs. You'll also find suggestions on how to market what your library has to offer to homeschoolers. You may even discover some new ways to employ the talents and time of these students and their families. Extensive resource lists conclude the volume, they will help you better serve home-educated teens and their parents.

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Today more than a million students are being educated at home; and that figure increases at a rate of 7-14% annually. Homeschooling is a growing trend in our society, and public librarians are being called upon with increasing frequency to serve the needs of homeschooled students. So, just what are the needs of the homeschooled teen, a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:242 pages, 9.32 × 6.16 × 0.77 inPublished:September 30, 2004Publisher:Libraries UnlimitedLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313320527

ISBN - 13:9780313320521

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?Increasingly, the public library is being called upon to provide materials, programs, and guidance for this group. This book focuses on planning and marketing services for homeschooled teens. It identifies resources, offers examples of surveys and marketing tools, and describes books, Web sites, and associations. Issues requiring decisions are outlined....This well-written resource is useful for librarians, as well as for the homeschooled.?-Booklist/Professional Reading