The Homeschool Glossary
A Directory of Homeschool Terminology
for the Totally Confused
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You'll see homeschool parents refer to it often in online forums.
A term coined by Time4Learning to describe parents who decide to
homeschool "by accident." Their children attended traditional
schools, but for one reason or another (due to environment, curriculum,
or unacceptable socialization, and/or difficulties with teachers, etc.) — it
didn't work. They begin homeschooling as a last resort.
ADD and ADHD
Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
For standard research and information contact the non-profit organization
information and research arguing that ADD is a myth, visit the website of
Dr. Thomas Armstrong.
Average Daily Attendance Money (or allowance) is the amount of funding per
pupil allotted by the state to school districts, charter schools, and special
education programs. The ADA in 2006-07
for K-12 students in California was approximately $8,250.
Refers to supplementing a child's learning after school. In other words, after
a child attends regular public or private school all day, they engage in additional
educational classes or activities supervised by their parents, tutors, or others.
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Refers to a person who learns best by listening and discussing.
A term used to describe a person who is self-taught.
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