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Milton Gaither




A. Books

Gaither, M. (2012). History of American education. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education.


Gaither, M. (2008). Homeschool: An American history. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan.


Gaither, M. (2003). American educational history revisited: A critique of progress. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.


B. Articles

Gaither, M. (2013, May). Is it time for another historiographical revolution? History of Education Quarterly 53(2), 177-183.


Gaither, M. (2013, February). Homeschooling: A comprehensive review of the research. Other Education: The Journal of Educational Alternatives 2(1), 4-59.


Gaither, M. (2012, November). The revisionists revived: The liberation historiography of education. History of Education Quarterly 52(4), 488-505.


Gaither, M. (2009, November). Homeschooling in the usa: Past, present, and future. Theory and Research in Education 7(3), 331-346.


Gaither, M. (2009, Winter). Homeschooling goes mainstream. Education Next, 11-18.


Gaither, M. (2008, Summer). Why homeschooling happened. Education Horizons 86(4), 226-237.



Current Projects:

  • Currently working on a history of Native American education in North America prior to European contact and on an edited Handbook on Homeschooling to be published by Wiley-Blackwell.


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