Monday, June 13, 2011
During his freshman year at Rockhurst University, Gabriel Jones conducted a research project for his psychology class that studied public, private and home school students’ perceptions of each other.
His findings showed that other students saw home-schoolers as perhaps “academically superior” but also “nerdy,” “geeky” and “lacking in social skills.” Jones, a 23-year-old home-school graduate from Millersburg, laughs when he talks about the study, because he said the perception that home-schoolers are socially inept is a common misconception — just a stereotype.
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