Chapter 2 Homeschooling as an Alternative Educational Setting for Gifted and High Ability Learners

In: Educating Gifted, Talented, Creative and Dissimilar Learners
Jennifer L. Jolly
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School closures resulting from COVID-19 highlighted schooling at home and home education. After schools reopened, some families decided to continue with the approach, joining an already growing number of homeschooling families which included those who have gifted and high ability learners. While families of gifted and high ability learners share many of the characteristics of homeschooling community writ-large, their motivations and experiences differ based on the educational and affective needs of their children. This chapter explores the why, what, how, when, and who as described in the literature, in addition, to contextualizing the research literature.

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