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Transcript of Home Schools
Negative Results of Home Schools
- Less resources accessible because of limited finances or proximity.
- Poorer curriculum because parents are not always qualified to teach all subjects.
- Parents have to take time to organize and prepare lessons, teach, give tests, and plan field trips. It is a full-time commitment and to make sure that the child receives a quality education, parents need to invest time and effort needed.
- It can be costly. Purchasing the newest curriculum and teaching tools, project materials, stationery, books, computer software, and field trips can be very expensive.
- Children may not have many opportunities to interact with other. Socializing with children of their own age is important for the child’s developmental health and development of social skills. The lack of socialization may affect them in later stages of life.
- Parents may lose patience when they are trying to educate their children. It can be hard for parents to draw the line between educator and parent in the child’s mind.
History of Home School
1977- Holt founded the first and only magazine in the nation based on home- school “Growing Without Schooling” He encourage parents to educate their children at home.
Dr. Raymond and Dorothy Moore study the effects of homeschooling observing great results.
1983- The Moores published “Home Education,” which increase the number of homeschooling along with the Tax regulations in Christian schools that increased the tuition cost on students to offset the loss.
There is not exact origin of home school
Fact: Home school numbers keeps rising seven percent annually.
Some of the most well-known writers and inventors were home schooled. Thomas Edison, who attended only three months of elementary school, was taught by his mother. Other famous homeschoolers include Benjamin Franklin, John Wesley, Beatrix Potter, Charles Dickens and Alexander Graham Bell.
School in which parents teach their children an academic curriculum at home instead of sending them out to a public or private school.
Families choose to homeschooling for a variety of reasons, including dissatisfaction with the educational options available, different religious beliefs or educational philosophies, and the belief that children are not progressing within the traditional school structure.
Homeschooling is the most flexible and diverse educational option available today.
To home school a child is a choice that is ultimately made by the parent.
• Parents create a schedule that is flexible for both them and the student.
• Parent decides what the students learns
• Students work at their own pace. Allows the child to work on assignments at any time of day, even on weekends if necessary.
• Coursework can be tailored for the student’s specific needs; if a student is having a hard time with a concept, they to spend a little more time on that specific area.
• Family relationships tend to be stronger.
• Parents spend more time with their children.
• Religious beliefs are brought in to the educational curriculum.
• Emotional stability
• Child does not have to worry about bullying or peer pressure.
For centuries homeschooling was the only option for most people. In one form or another, schooling at home has been going on as long as homes have existed.
18th century- the majority of people in Europe were home schooled.
Native Americans who used homeschooling resisted education in the United States.
1852- Compulsory laws required school attendance
1960s- Rousas John Rushdoony began to advocate homeschooling.
1975- The Moores embraced homeschooling. They view formal schooling as harmful to children.
1976- Holt published “Instead of Education: Ways to Help People Do Things Better “
• Personal development. Students tend to be more independent because they design their own education and take responsibility for it.
- Some children need to be challenged to excel in their studies. They thrive when they are involved in some competition. Children would not have this motivation because most of them are educated separately.