Substantive Education

March 27, 2010

Canadian Study confirms American Research.

Filed under: Uncategorized — kbagdanov @ 10:27 pm

A Canadian study of adults who were homeschool reaches the same conclusions as an earlier U.S. study.  The studies basic findings can be summed up by this paragraph…

The study found that, when measured against the Canadian average, home-educated adults were more socially engaged and almost twice as likely to have voted in a federal election. Their average income was higher, with more self-reliant sources of income, such as investments and self-employment. In fact, of all respondents, there were no cases of government support as the primary source of income.

The respondents were happier in their work and about their lives in general. They also have more varied recreational pursuits. The study notes, for example, that the respondents “were much more likely than the comparable population to have read books and attended concerts of classical music or theatrical performances.” Overall, when reflecting on the value of being home-educated, most felt that it was an advantage in their adult life.

You can read the whole article here.


1 Comment »

  1. lmao cool stuff man.

    Comment by how much should i weigh — May 1, 2010 @ 9:37 am | Reply

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