Next, families that homeschool their children have a stronger bond with each other, creating a safe and caring learning environment for students. Lastly, research has shown that homeschooled students are above average in terms of social, psychological, and emotional levels. Those who are homeschooled also tend to score higher on standardized academic achievement tests compared to public school students. Public schooling may be beneficial for some students, but until the system is further improved for convenience and profit to all, homeschooling is a more effective method of education. To start off, homeschooling is a more effective method of education because it allows students to learn and develop at their own pace.
About 1,770,000 students in America are homeschooled, which is around 3.4% of the school-age population. Homeschooling is to teach school subjects to one’s children at home. Parents often times use curriculum from a homeschooling organization or sources that were obtained from a church, other religious institutions, or a public school. The main reason that parents decide to homeschool their child was because of a concern about the environment of other schools. Another big reason parents home school their child is to provide moral instruction for their child.
A Critique of Homeschooling” points out homeschooling undermines the common good in two ways. It withdraws not only children, but social capital from public schools detrimental to the remaining students. It takes away the ability of public education to improve and become more responsive as a democratic institution. Lubienski emphasizes homeschooling will cause the decline of public schools. Lubienski states “It diminishes the potential of public education to serve the common good in a democracy” (207).
Also, studies have proved that “Homeschool freshmen in their first semester at college average a 3.37 GPA to the 3.08 of other freshmen, and continue to keep their advantage even into senior year with 3.46 versus 3.16”(“The Homeschooler’s Guide to Getting into College”). Of course, this is a great incentive for colleges to increase the number of homeschoolers who are accepted into their school. Another benefit to homeschooling is increased free time. Even though students are not necessarily taking more elective classes, there is ample amounts of time to explore new passions. Personally, homeschooling has allowed me to discover how much I enjoy cooking and gardening.
Home schooling is a trending concept that is popular mostly in US and around the world. Home schooling preferred often by the parents that have environmental concerns, religious beliefs, lack of confidence to the education quality of the public and private schools and inadequacy of curriculum. They believe that they can give better education to their children at home. According to Jamie Martin (Homeschooling 101: What Is Homeschooling, 2012), home schooling began to grow in the 1970s, when popular writers and researchers such as John Holt and Dorothy and Raymond Moore wrote about the educational reforms and they alleged that home schooling is a valid educational alternative. In addition, according to National Home Education Research Institutes’ 2012 data, there are more than 2 million home schooled children in US with the percentage swiftly increasing by 7 percent to 15 percent each year.
HOMESCHOOLING IN THE UNITED STATES - Limitations - Authored by: Nguyễn Tấn Thịnh Submitted to: Lecturer Đinh Lan Khánh Submission date: November 28, 2017 There is a great diversity of options in choosing a type of schooling for children in the United States. One is traditional schooling, where children are sent off to every single day. Another choice is homeschooling, where children can learn at home, with tutors or with any available learning materials that could be used for the purpose of studying. With the approval of parents, the fact that a child can thrive and flourish under these conditions is typically possible. In general, home schooled children have more advantages than traditional schooled children.
Many parents who homeschool tend to focus a lot on religion or what they decide is important or interesting, causing them to focus less on the actual learning. It may cause students to not be given the opportunity to learn something they are actually interested in. Homeschooling is a very one on one learning between a student and a parent. Although one on one learning may work for some children, it may not expose them to a variety of ways to learn a new concept or skill that may be easier for them. Lastly, discipline taught between homeschooling and public schooling are extremely different.
‘Homeschooling’ is an alternative for those people. However, no matter what homeschooling is new and epoch-making, children should not be homeschooled. They need to think the case that homeschooling affects much worse than traditional schooling. The homeschooled children cannot learn something that can be learned at school. In this essay, we are going to see why and how homeschooling gives bad effects to children.
1.Introduction: Homeschooling, also known as home education, is the education of children inside the home. A recent study ( Parnell, 2013) show that in Netherlands, if we have a job or we are students, we probably work at our job at least 40 hours a week. With homeschooling, we get to decide how to schedule our timetable, and it does not have to take nearly as much time in a day as it does in public school. “When it comes ro standardized testing, homeschooled students tend to score 15 to 30 percentage points higher than public school students”, according to (Tom Farr, 2014). However, everything has two aspects.
According to the National Home Education Research Institute “Home-educated students typically score above average on the SAT and ACT tests that colleges consider for admissions” this shows that homeschoolers are obtaining the proper education they need without the government monitoring everything that homeschoolers learn. Another factor in this is that a vast majority of homeschoolers have siblings that they can watch and became more educated. While the older sibling is learning to read, the younger is learning the alphabet. Because the younger sibling is seeing and hearing the older sibling learn to read, the younger sibling learns to read a great deal faster than they would have without them. Homeschooling fosters an academic environment because everything turns into a learning experience when your school is your home.