The Pros And Disadvantages Of Home School Education

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It is very argumentative when it comes to deciding what is in the best interest of a child and especially if this child is ours. Education has now become a part of the pivotal rights any child in a developed or a developing country is expected to receive. While education could be received at home or at schools, a lot of question marks surround the benefits and disadvantages when it comes to the former. With more than ten countries illegalizing home schooling around the world except in extreme and certain countries, an important question should be asked, are they not paying attention to the benefits homeschooling? The reason for their illegalization of home schooling could be their mistrust in the parents of children or their fear to over-come…show more content…
Lines (1996) estimates that approximately 500,000 U.S. children, or slightly more than 1 percent, are home schooled on any given day, (para.1).” The reasons differ when it comes to why parents choose to make their children receive home school education, but whatever the reasons maybe, parents seem to find the best interest of their child with the option of home schooling. Toch, T. (1991) states that the number of students who get educated at home have swelled from 10,000 in 1970 to a little more over that 300,000 in 1991 and that this increase is expected to continue. About 75 percent of homeschoolers are conservative Christians who stress the Bible and who believe that schools aren’t good enough when it comes to dealing with traditional values. With such tolerance for homeschooling in the largest country of the world, the United States, countries that illegalize homeschooling change this law because homeschooling will allow children to build a resilient bond with their family, be sheltered from negative influences of other children and receive an uncompromised…show more content…
Carsten (2002) said that as of the year 2002, researches have conclude that between 1.725 million and 2.185 million school-aged children are being home schooled in the United States. With the numbers increasing every year, we can only fathom that parents are starting to understand the importance and advantages that home schooling have. Homeschooling allows children from a young age to understand family values and appreciate them. John Holt, who wrote the book “Teach Your Own” in 1981 said that parents who want to teach their children should first of all like them, their physical presence, their energy and enjoy answering the questions they ask them, (as cite in Hepworth Berger, 1997). Homeschooling more than anything makes parents feel safe about what values do their child learn and they guarantee that no negative influence will get to their child and they will be the only once responsible for their child’s behavioral guidance. Last but not the least, it is the undivided attention that children get by being taught at their homes and the un-wasted time which makes parents find private and public schools less beneficial than they ought to
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