|Re: home schooling and cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Stuart Staniford-Chen (staniforcs.ucdavis.edu)|
|Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 11:07:19 -0600|
You wrote: > 2. Aside from that, aren't most if not all of the rest of the residents > away at work during your classroom time? Except perhaps another parent > or two (probably women only) doing the home schooling? > Actually, this stereotype doesn't seem to hold up. Quoting from a draft of Graham Meltzer's paper on his research of North American cohousing communities (I hope this is fair use Graham). To a large extent, this kind of support depends on diversity of employment and lifestyle. It requires that not all adults commute to 9 till 5 jobs. In fact cohousing has considerable variability of this kind. Only about 52% of 637 adults surveyed are employed, (40% full-time, 12% part-time) whilst 21% are self-exmployed (11% full-time, 10% part-time), 9% are students, 5% are full-time home-makers, 5% retired, 4% unemployed and 4% have other means of support. A considerable proportion spend significant amounts of time at home. Some 16% make their living from home on either a full-time or part-time basis and another 22% are at home as students, home-makers, and the unemployed or retired. (Graham was not addressing homeschooling explicitly here, but it is relevant to David's point.) Stuart Stuart Staniford-Chen stanifor [at] cohousing.org Cohousing Network Web Weaver "Consulting Member" of N St and Marsh Commons Cohousing.
home schooling and cohousing David Mandel, April 3 1997
- Re: home schooling and cohousing Stuart Staniford-Chen, April 3 1997
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