A Comparison of Unschoolers and Evangelical Homeschoolers in Central Texas Through the Lens of Resource Mobilization Theory
This thesis is a comparison of unschoolers and evangelical homeschoolers in central Texas, in terms of resource mobilization theory. Unschoolers began the modern homeschool movement in the 1960s. They homeschooled in secret, since withdrawing children from school was illegal at the time. evangelicals began homeschooling in the 1980s, and used the courts to get homeschooling legalized nationwide by the early 1990s. In this paper unschool and evangelical homeschool groups in central Texas are interviewed and compared using resource mobilization theory. Specifically, their uses of cultural, human, material, and social-organizational resources are compared. This comparison leads to the conclusion that the resource mobilization of unschoolers and evangelical homeschoolers in central Texas are remarkably similar, and they are both part of a larger homeschool movement.
homeschool, unschool, evangelical, resource mobilization theory, alternative school, social movement, organization, Honors College
Campbell, A. (2018). A comparison of unschoolers and evangelical homeschoolers in central Texas through the lens of resource mobilization theory (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.