D H
May 14 ยท Last update 1 mo. ago.

Does homeschooling work?

Many countries internationally have made it a legal requirement for all children to addend a formal school, and parents are obligated to send their children to school. In many other countries however home schooling has become increasingly popular, as parents are choosing to remove their children from school altogether to educate them personally, or with the aid of a tutor, at home. During the COVID-19 pandemic with many countries closing national schooling systems completely, and with few adequate alternatives in place, many parents are resorting to temporarily home schooling their children. What is the COVID-19 pandemic teaching use about the efficacy of home schooling? Why does the issue of homeschooling remain controversial even in countries where it is legal? Is home education preferable to a traditional education? businessinsider.com/homeschooing-more-popular-than-ever-2017-1?op=1 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeschooling_international_status_and_statistics#/media/File:Homeschooling-legality5.png
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Yes, and has a longer history

Homeschooling is the traditional form of education with a longer history that state run or privatised schools, and while either could be a positive or negative experience for children, it's important to recognise the benefits of homeschooling. Many psychologists have found that parental bonds matter more than peer bonds, and we have somehow got that the wrong way around in modern societies, sending children to school increasingly early, and interfering with the natural maturation process. Classroom education can often leave behind both the incredibly bright, and children that are having difficulties, as teachers have to grade their lesson to the middle ability students by default.

Conversely parents that have the luxury of home schooling can often provide better facilities, and a better atmosphere that schools cannot generate, and can give more focus to each child with such small numbers of children. The "ram as many children in to one class" approach is failing children and leading to too many problems, homeschooling can lead to better results, and an individual's rights to chose how their child is educated should be preferable to a government monopoly on education.

npr.org/2020/03/23/820228206/6-tips-for-homeschooling-during-coronavirus weforum.org/agenda/2020/04/coronavirus-homeschooling-technology-oecd neufeldinstitute.org/resources/hold-on-to-your-kids-book

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No, schools are social and academic institutions

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced children to stay home in numerous countries causing many to reflect on the other purpose of schooling, aside from academia. Socialisation cannot be adequately taught to children from their parents or a tutor, and needs to come organically from a peer group. Schools are social institutions that have become an increasingly important part of society following the decline of outdoor play and religious community, that is commonly being replace with an increasingly online existence. But this is merely one issue, homeschooling remains so controversial as the child will lose out on opportunities, access to sports, and extracurricular activities, while it could be used to selectively educate and deprive a child to a adequate education. Homeschooling is also difficult to regulate or even unregulated in many regions, often breeding isolated, maladjusted and unmotivated students.

nationalreview.com/magazine/2020/05/04/covid-19-took-away-public-education-will-we-miss-it weforum.org/agenda/2020/05/coronavirus-obama-education-online-commencement-learning-lockdown theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/27/children-spend-only-half-the-time-playing-outside-as-their-parents-did thedailybeast.com/the-sinister-side-of-homeschooling

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