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Which is the correct spelling of homeschool?    homeschool or home-school or home school

This is for an embroidered shirt and it will be used as an adjective.  Ex: Homeschool Team 

(I really ought to know this by now!)  hahaha

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I use it as a compound word: homeschool.  Home-School sounds like a partnership between two entities and Home School could work, but it's weird. 😄

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As a compound word. The hyphenated version is usually used to note a collaboration between home and school- ie, a "home-school connection." I see that on our public school's website all the time.

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I think it started out as home school, but has slowly evolved into homeschool.   So I vote for homeschool.

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13 hours ago, J-rap said:

I think it started out as home school, but has slowly evolved into homeschool.   So I vote for homeschool.

Oh, I think it started out as one word and it got made into two words later, possibly by the folks who prefer "home educate" instead of "homeschool." 🙂

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3 minutes ago, Ellie said:

Oh, I think it started out as one word and it got made into two words later, possibly by the folks who prefer "home educate" instead of "homeschool." 🙂

Hmmm... no big deal, but from everything I've read, it started as "home school" and then slowly became "homeschool" as it became a more popular thing to do.  Of course "home educate" is different.  You can't very well say "homeeducate."

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CollegeBoard puts Home School on my kids SAT and AP score reports. School is not stated on my kids ACT reports. California department of education use homeschool and home school on their webpages.  I just use homeschool in daily usage for convenience.

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Homeschool.

We used to write E-mail. Then it was e-mail. Now it’s email. That’s the trend, generally. As time passes and terms become more familiar to us, we tend to drop the uppercase letters, spaces, and hyphens. Just smooooosh it together.

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I've wondered this too.  The Well Trained Mind website seems to use "homeschool".  And the Canadian Oxford Dictionary also spells it "homeschool".  So homeschool it is for my homeschool.

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I've always seen it as "homeschool," even if spell check has a tizzy about that (one more place it hasn't caught up to our homeschool lingo, along with printables, manipulatives, etc.).

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On 4/9/2019 at 1:07 PM, J-rap said:

 You can't very well say "homeeducate."

of course not, you'd have to drop one of the "e"s to make it work. "homeducate" or "homeducation"

 

LOL

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On 4/9/2019 at 12:07 PM, J-rap said:

Hmmm... no big deal, but from everything I've read, it started as "home school" and then slowly became "homeschool" as it became a more popular thing to do.  Of course "home educate" is different.  You can't very well say "homeeducate."

Yeah, we had this discussion on VegSource upwards of 20 years ago. 🙂 I think that since there is no final authority, we just have to go with what looks better to us. 🙂

I'm pretty sure that John Holt and his followers wrote "homeschool," and they were the earliest recognizable homeschoolers, in the 70s. I think when the Christian baby boomers (like me) started in the early 80s, they wrote "home school." Why? IDK.

I remember having a discussion with a well-educated woman who was a leader in a statewide association. She was opposed to "home school" *and* "homeschool,* preferring "home educate" instead. She explained it to me in one-syllable words, and I still couldn't figure out WTH she was trying to say. But when we were just talking, she always used "homeschool/home school." Made me think of my in-laws, who began writing their son 's name as Robert instead of Bobby, but when they were having actual conversation, they said Bobby.

But when you *say* "home educate" or "homeschool," you can't hear whether it's one word or two, so there's that.

Funny. 🙂

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