Publication Date

Spring 2003


Learning preferences as defined by Rita and Kenneth Dunn, Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences theory, and Walter Barbe and Raymond Swassing's learning modalities model are discussed. The historical progression of home education is related to an overview of the curriculum options available to home educators. Learning modalities are applied to home education in order to give parents practical advice and help for teaching their children. The Swassing-Barbe Modality Index was given to home school parents and children in order to identify their learning modalities.