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Nicole Rizzardo

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Transcript of Homeschooling:

(also known as Home Education) means
learning outside of the public or private school environment.

Homeschooling vs
: Learner-chosen activities as a primary means for learning.

The practice of educating children at home, not at schools
" (Oxford Dictionary)
Homeschooling is
legal in all fifty states
, but requirements vary from state to state and are often inadequate to safeguard children’s interests
What are the reasons behind it?
More interesting data on Homeschooling
What do you know about Homeschooling?
Do you know any homeschooled child?
If so, do you know why his parents decided to do so?

Homeschooling practices began in 1970s
It has become one of the main forms of education in USA
It was legalized in all 50 states in 1993.

By 1999
850.000 kids aged 5-17 practised it
1,77 million kids were homeschooled.
ESTIMATE of 1,44 million kids are homeschooled.
(aprox 6,2%)
California and Texas both have a high level of homeschooling.
Catalina Perkins, Agustina Tamburrino, Nadia Sánchez, Nicole Rizzardo
14 states require notification of Homeschooling
In 9 states, parents providing instruction must have a high school diploma or GED
No federal help is given to these families.
Essay writing tasks!
1. It is difficult to be both a parent and a teacher. Do you agree? Give your opinion (opinion essay)

2. How would you compensate for the lack of social skills in homeschooling practices that going to school involves? (solution to problems essay)

3. Homeschooling is a heating argument as regards education. What are the main advantages and disadvantages of it? (for and against essay)
Article: "Our Kids Don't Belong In School"
Who did we base our presentation on?
What made us choose Homeschooling?
Dayna's experience
Argentina's position
regarding it
Our jobs:
our roles as teachers
Boston's smartest families are opting out of the education system to homeschool their children
Back in the '90s:
Milva Mcdonald
was a
homeschooling pioneer
Mcdonald's opinion: "In the real world, you wouldn't be stuck in a room with people all the same ages with one person directing them"
"I wanted them to be in charge of their own education and decide what they were interested in, and not have someone else telling them WHAT to do and WHAT they were good at"
Claire's case:
the 3rd of her 4 children to be homeschooled will enter Harvard College
Tracy Ventola's case: "My daughter was overloaded
Tracy's homeschooling blog:

Megan Mcgrory's view: "You can't allow your child to explore their own interests in the classroom. It's a
system.We've lost sight of the goal here.
Freedom and liberty and happiness?
I feel like we're sucking that out of our children"
Deanna Skow's case
: second grade teacher. "I felt my love for teaching dying"
Robert Holzbach:
4 daughters. " I thought whatever a teacher can do with 30 kids, I can do with 4".
His critic:
" There's no incentive to learn long-term at school"
Public libraries, major museums, alternative learning centers and organizations offer
The father of homeschooling: John Holt
Main belief: Exploration of activities initiated by the
themselves: the more personal learning is, the more meaningful, well-understood and therefore useful it is to the child.
His book is called "Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling"
Homeschooling can either be EXPENSIVE or CHEAP - even though it is cheaper than sending them to public or private schools.
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