TThe Homeschool Reader: 1984-1994, the first title in a new series of homeschooling books by one of homeschooling's preeminent publishers, is an important compilation of articles from the first ten years of Home Education Magazine: 1984 through 1995. The magazine these pieces are drawn from is the oldest, most widely respected publication for homeschooling families today. The writers featured here encompass a broad spectrum of homeschooling approaches and ideologies, showcasing the history of this important educational approach and giving perspective to the future of the homeschooling movement. The Homeschool Reader: 1984-1994 is structured by topical subject areas, starting with a section of general information about homeschooling which includes ground-covering articles like pioneer Kathleen McCurdy's "Why Homeschool?" Beloved homeschool writer Earl Stevens puts fears at ease with his classic "Homeschooling is for Amateurs," and veteran Mary McCarthy pens a wonderfully reassuring explanation of what to expect with her "Dear New Homeschooler." Following sections address "Teaching and Learning," "Subjects 1-2-3," "Advanced Learning" (high school, college, apprenticing, etc.), "Networking," and a wide selection of "Personal Experiences." A section of appendixes, recommended resources, and a full index complete the book. This newly revised and updated title is the first in a new Homeschool Reader series; future editions in the series will present articles from the years between 1996 and 2005, plus topical Readers covering specific issues such as "Finding Resources," "Testing and Accountability," "Teaching and Learning," "Unschooling," "High School & College" and many others. Home EducationMagazine's sterling 23-year reputation for publishing the best writing on this important subject insures that each title in this series will be a classic, collectable book on homeschooling.