In homeschooling, children are educated at home by a parent or a tutor. There are nearly two million homeschooled children in the United Stated with the number increasing by 10-12 % each year (Campbell, 2013). Parents who homeschool their kids, they do it because they do not trust the current school system and they feel their kids will do better if they take control of their education. Others do it because they want their kids to follow their religious or moral beliefs, or they are afraid for their children’s safety since in public schools they are exposed to drugs, bulling and violence. On the other hand, homeschooling has some negative aspects as well. Some homeschooled kids lack social skills since they do not have the opportunity to interact and form bonds with kids their own age. Besides, it is hard for a home to be as well-equipped as a regular school in terms of space and having the right equipment necessary for classes, labs and sports. Furthermore, it required for one of the parents to stay at home, but in today’s economic, it is hard since in most cases the family need two incomes to
Studying online isn’t just more affordable, but also much more convenient than having to attend classrooms at a campus. In addition to not having to purchase as many books as with a campus based eduction, you can also save a lot of money in travel costs. You will still benefit from expert instruction as most of your instructors will have had real-world
In this day and age of school becoming more and more rigorous and the demand for our children 's education growing each year, an alternative option becomes an enticing thought. Homeschooling is something many people might not associate with modern times. Kids in the American school system are often times overworked and underplayed. Starting from as young as kindergarten, children are expected to sit at a desk and focus for up to eight hours a day with less and less outdoor free-time. Parents have been vocal for some time about their young child coming home with homework after spending a solid eight hours in class. Kids and adults alike are frustrated with the push of academic expectancy and minuscule creativity. The
Based on the article by the Mount Royal University, it is stated that the benefits for parental involvement for students, schools and the parents were discussed by Henderson and Berla (1994). They stated that the benefits that students obtain from having their parents involved in their studies are such as having higher grades and test scores, better attendance, more homework done, fewer placements in special education, more positive attitudes and behavior, higher graduation rates and greater enrollment on postsecondary education. They also moved on to discuss the benefits that are profited by the school such as an improvement on teachers morale, higher rating of teaches by parents, more support from families, higher student achieve and better reputations in the community. Through active involvement in their child’s education in the early years, parents do reap the benefits such as beginning to develop more confidence in the school, the teachers that they work with also have a higher opinion of them as parents and have a higher expectations of their children and parents also develop more confidence not only about helping their children learn at home, but about themselves as
“Online Learning: The Ruin of Education” was written on March 22, 2012 by Alexander Spring a sophomore student at Tufts University at the time. He wrote the article for the Huffington Post Teen. Spring is a cognitive and brain science major with a minor in economics. He also is a pre-med student, and writes for the Tufts Daily and Huffington Post rather regularly.
online learning: Online learning is used in huge amounts throughout the internet for a wide veriety of subjects which all aid in the distribution of information to anyone with access to their web based services.
Online education currently has many advantages, and these are very attractive to most students. One of the most important factor to why so many students in the world is taking online courses is because of its flexibility. It is apparent that student can listen to the lectures or use the course materials anytime and anywhere, as long as they have internet connection. They can listen to the course and do exercises at their own pace. For example, one online student indicates that the online course’s unconventional schedule helps her juggling work, school as well as family commitments (“Assessing the Flexibility of Online Learning). In addition, a very compelling reason for
In the article by LaBahn, his colleague, Gelfer states “This helps to provide a bond between home experiences and the educational program” (LaBahn 1). First this means support in the school to ensure teachers provide the school to home communication. The notifications can come in the form of physical papers newsletters or memos or in electronic format of robo calls, texts, or emails. Getting the information to the parents is important so they are aware of what is going on. Second, the education system benefits from electronic communication to create a two way dialogue via e-mail and texting to parents (giving them the option to sign up) or on-line through programs like Edmodo. Even social media such as Facebook and Twitter are become other ways to create a dialog between parents and the school system. Last, encouraging participation in the school for events programs or activities help other parents and teachers to know one another. The level of commitment helps parents to become more familiar with the school environment, its expectations, with the intention to improve student
Children are very different from adults. If a parent takes the option of virtual, online there needs to be monitoring and consistent engagement from the parents at all times. “Policymakers need to know whether a given virtual school meets some minimum standard so as to be acceptable as a choice for parents dissatisfied with their common options. Parents need to have information on which to base decisions about what school is best for their child (Chingos, 2015). Information is an important part to any education chosen. Lastly do children lack social skills when not attending the traditional public schools? “Traditional schools, these critics point out, often teach students essential social skills that are far more critical to the students’ long-term success in the workplace than the content outlined in a teacher’s lesson plan. Some have also voiced their concerns that sitting in front of a computer screen may not be able to offer the same type of mental stimulation that a classroom discussion can provide (Virtual Charter Schools: Pros and Cons of the Growing Trend, n.d.).” While I can say that this could be possible for some children, I do not believe all children will lack social skills due to online schooling. Again if parents are engaging with their child and the child is engaging with online classroom discussions then they are developing social skills. This goes back to how education has changed over the past twenty years. We live in the world where communication is done through social media, Facebook, Instagram, emails, and texting. The world has adapted to this type of communication. We can not argue social skills as a reason to not support virtual online courses. Students choose to communicate through social media even if their friends are sitting right next to them. As a counter example of lacking face to face
I agree with virtual school and homeschooled. I feel that you receive more attention and easier to learning. It gives the student more time for the student to work on things un-related to what they’re learning in school, but are planning to be involved in when they’re older. Like becoming a doctor or and teacher. For homeschooled it can be cheaper than going to the local private school since the public schools in the area are not so good. My best friend sister went from going to public school to being homeschooled. She changes due to it was hard for her to focus and she was being bullied, she was always to herself not very much social and very smart. Her parents talk with her teacher about what’s been going on but it feels like it wasn’t
Online education can be efficient for some students, but not for the others. It is growing and more people are more attracted to attend this method of learning.
Parental involvement has been defined and measured in multiple ways, including activities that parents gain at home and at school and positive attitudes parents have towards their child’s education, school, and teacher ( Epstein, 1996; Gronick&Slowiaczek, 1994; Kohl, Lengua, & McMahon,
Students have the chance to attend to school through online classes that are provided by a lot of colleges in the world. With online classes students can have more comfortable learning environment. Students will not have to fight traffic, find parking spaces, leave home or work early to go to class, or miss the beginning of the class by being late. Many students can also save the amount they spend on fuel. There are students with kids, with online classes they can attend the class while taking care of the kids at home. Tertiary education institutions that do offer online classes are better than those that do not because online education gives students the advantages of comfortable learning environment, convenience and flexibility.
This article discussed family involvement with schools and addresses the argument that schools must get parents or guardians to participate in on school events or open houses to “contribute to student learning.” The authors analyzed forty-one parent involvement programs and found that general involvement within the school by a parent does not improve student achievement. Therefore, their research led them to the question, “So what does?” In response to their analysis, the authors reviewed eighty studies on parental involvement in schools, preschool through high school, and determined that three family involvement approaches increased student achievement when the approaches “connected with academic learning.” Consequently,
First of all, what is online learning? Online learning is a communication between lecturer and student without physically contact. The Online learning also can save up a lot of time from the lecturer and the students. Through online learning, students can get all the info’s that lecturers provide in the class. Some classes only need online learning and not physically there. Lecturer also will provide some power point slide to ensure each and every students get the notes in the online system.