The Pros And Cons Of Homeschooling

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Introduction: Homeschooling has been around longer than two hundred years but has recently became a ‘modern’ form of schooling about fifty or so years ago. In Webster’s dictionary the definition of homeschooling can be found as “the practice of teaching one 's own children at home, instead of sending them to school.” There can be many reasons why some parents make the discussion to keep their children at home instead of sending them to public or a private school. But, not everyone can do homeschooling. It has its pros and cons just like everything else. Negative side of Homeschooling: Many people find homeschooling to not be what is best for any child. One reason for this is because a parent teaching their own child is not the same as a qualified teacher in a classroom. Becoming a teacher is a lot of hard work that takes many years to do. People feel that because the parents do not have any qualifications that the student will not truly get the education they deserve. Another argument that is given are the students that may need extra help from tutors or teachers aid. These people are taught how to help children and have experiences to do so. They help the child understand but do not do the work for the child. This gives this certain student the chance to be guided throughout their school years but still feel a sense of accomplishments. Many people fear that when a parent is teaching that they may be too soft and give their child or children too much of a helping hand.
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