Milton Gaither

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Milton Gaither

Professor of Education
Ph.D. Indiana University, 2000
M.A.R. Yale University, 1996
B.A. Wheaton College, 1993


A. Books

  • History of American Education (San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, 2012)
  • Homeschool: An American History (New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2008)
  • American Educational History Revisited: A Critique of Progress (New York, NY: Teachers College Press, 2003)

B. Articles

  • "The History of North American Indian Education, 15,000 BCE to 1491," History of Education Quarterly 54, no. 3 (August 2014): 323-348.
  • "Is it Time for Another Historiographical Revolution?", History of Education Quarterly 53, no. 2 (May 2013): 177-183.
  • "Homeschooling: A Comprehensive Review of the Research,"Other Education: The Journal of Educational Alternatives 2, no. 1 (February 2013): 4-59.
  • "The Revisionists Revived: The Liberation Historiography of Education," History of Education Quarterly 52, no. 4 (November 2012): 488-505.
  • "Homeschooling in the USA: Past, Present, and Future," Theory and Research in Education 7, no. 3 (November 2009): 331-346.
  • "Homeschooling Goes Mainstream," Education Next (Winter 2009):11-18.
  • "Why homeschooling happened," Education Horizons 86, no. 4 (Summer 2008): 226-237.

Current Projects:

  • Currently working on a second edition of the book Homeschool: An American History and on an edited Handbook on Homescholling, to be published by Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Regularly posting reviews of current homeschooling research at

Courses Taught:

  • Education and American Society
  • Ethics: Moral Education
  • First Year Seminar
  • Pluralism: American Immigration

Advice for First-Year Students...

Can you handle the regulations and requirements?  If so, go for it.

Vocational Story :

Found that I was good at explaining complicated things simply.  Love college students.  Love talking about big ideas.


Fitness, guitar and piano.

Favorite Quote:

"All will be well."

 Julian of Norwich