Future Orientation among Homeschooled Adolescents in Israel

Oz Guterman

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Homeschooling is a form of education in which parents do not send their children to school. This phenomenon has been researched extensively from the perspective of parents. The studies that have examined homeschooling from the viewpoint of children have not, for the most part, included consideration of their future orientation. The purpose of the present research was to examine the future orientation of adolescents who were homeschooled in Israel. For this purpose, 15 homeschooled adolescents, aged 16–21, were interviewed. The interviews included questions regarding the future orientation of the respondents. The research findings indicate that most of the participants had a well-developed future orientation regarding three main spheres of what they expected their life to be: higher education, work and career, and family (future family and contact with family of origin). In addition, most of them were able to define future success from their point of view and the majority were also currently taking action to promote the future they desired.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1350-1359
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Child and Family Studies
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2022
Externally publishedYes

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  • Adolescents
  • Future career
  • Future orientation
  • Future work
  • Higher education
  • Homeschooling


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