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Bergazdenova
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Is homeschooling good for child?

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Started: 11/25/2013 Category: Education
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Sabinaz

Con

At present, home education is gaining momentum. However, I believe that home education adversely affects the child. In particular, it is harmful to the development of social skills, such as: dating, communication, problem solving, participation in various sports, academic competitions, etc. Even if a child has many other opportunities for his development, school life is paramount. Statistics show that these children are more reserved, shy and it is often difficult for them to find a common language with their peers , they often feel lack of attention. Moreover,they are not familiar with the difficulties of teenage life that are essential to sustain the future of social life. In school, children are not only obtain educational knowledge, but also important life lessons. It is necessary,to parents who choose this way of learning,understand it.
Bergazdenova

Pro

Ok, you say that school helps to become more communicative and it gives life lessons. However, what about school bullying? Do you know that over 3.2 million students become victims of bullying each year? Also it is proven that approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying. So, how teenagers that are not protected and do not participate at lessons may study well?! To my mind all that they will think is how to avoid flout. Also what do you think about psychological effect? One more argument to support my position is that homeschooling helps to learn only useful material. Let me clarify this by that when we study at school we must learn everything about biology, chemistry, physics and etc. However, if this child does not want to be a biologist so what will be his aim to memorize every part of it?! Moreover, it is noticeable that because of that they do not want to know this subject very well teacher gives bad scores what usually affects on self-conception of student. It means that when you study at home you have more opportunity to do not rely only on textbooks. Our parents do not set up scopes. We may read everything, including articles, comics, newspapers, and magazines which help us to be aware about news that happens around us. I believe that to know about life and society is better than to study only science which will not be so beneficial in daily life.
Debate Round No. 1
Sabinaz

Con

At present, home education is gaining momentum. However, I believe that home education adversely affects the child. In particular, it is harmful to the development of social skills, such as: dating, communication, problem solving, participation in various sports, academic competitions, etc. Even if a child has many other opportunities for his development, school life is paramount. Statistics show that these children are more reserved, shy and it is often difficult for them to find a common language with their peers , they often feel lack of attention. Moreover,they are not familiar with the difficulties of teenage life that are essential to sustain the future of social life. In school, children are not only obtain educational knowledge, but also important life lessons. It is necessary,to parents who choose this way of learning,understand it.
Yes, bullying at school often occur. But do not you think that if it was a really serious problem, the government has long been raised this topic? But it is not strong enough argument for home schooling . This is one part of social life, many people face it. Especially, there are psychologists in school program, with which you will be able to discuss the problems tormenting you , if you do not want parents to know about them .
You say that science is not required for development. However, no one said that they will not help us in our lives . No one said that any additional knowledge is applies harm. Who knows, maybe one day someone will be need in a medical emergency, and your knowledge of the ways in which you have previously indicated , not enough to help. And if you study biology, anatomy , chemistry and so on, the probability that you will be familiar with the problem, call to memory of some actions,instructions from books. Various things happens in our lives, you can not say for sure.
Moreover, in the school exist such subjects as the basis of life safety, sex education, etc. The knowledge gained from these lessons can also serve you in life.
Also, due to school competitions, contests , and just during the lesson , develop a habit of competition. The child will try to improve themselves, to become better, smarter. Is home schooling can develop these skills ? Studying at home can not be any question about competition. Even if something will be done , only to gain knowledge but nothing to their improvement.
Bergazdenova

Pro

First of all let me clarify that this basic material that can be required in our life is also can be taught by parents, however I mean that schools give too much unnecessary information. It is understandable that no one will remember everything even the best student of class. But let"s faced that it takes too much time to learn it only in order to get a good mark. Also, you say about competition. So, what about children who are blushing? Do not you think that it will make them more humble? It is known that kids cannot receive arguments and comments so easily; therefore these competitions also may have own disadvantages. Moreover, I would like to add that home is better place to study than school. Because it is noticeable that most of kids cannot seat quietly in their desks, also they have to raise their hands and follow schedule all these things are not helpful in studying. To my mind students are more concentrated and feel more responsibility at home. For instance, in what case will you study better when there are many other students who do not study and teacher even does not penalize you or when you are only student and your teachers are your parents?! Moreover, one of the recent studies shows that home schooled students know better math and reading than public school-educated kids. The homeschoolers who followed a structured program scored as much as 2.2 grade levels above their public school peers. So, according to this how do you think what the first goal of school is? Is not it to give a good education and bring up an excellent generation?!
Debate Round No. 2
Sabinaz

Con

Have you ever thought about the learning process itself at home? You sit at home, in relaxing atmosphere, and any little thing can cause your distraction from the learning process. Studies by critics argue that such distractions can hinder learning of children and do not allow focus to get results.
Moreover, there is the economic factors. Home education can be given by parents, or by calling the teacher.Besides that, the parents knowledge may not be enough to ensure the quality of knowledge, so also one of the parents will have to stay at home for training. Then the income will be only by one of the parents, it may have a negative impact on the family finances. Also, everybody love their kids but for some, being with them 24/7 is not the perfect scenario.
Calling the teacher at home can also cause considerable damage to the family finances , because, aside from the paying for education (which costs a lot of money), you will have to pay for the way by which teachers come. At the same time, at public schools education is free and guarantees quality.
Bergazdenova

Pro

However, do not you think that to buy every year new school uniform, stationery, tickets to go school and come back, also to eat lunch or dinner at school needs more financial expenditure than to find good teacher. It can mentioned that for parents who would like to teach their children at home there are many sources to find useful information about it. Moreover, I would like to add that public school does mean good education. There also can be not so good educated teachers. Another reason to choose homeschooling leads from this question what about students whose parents always change their workplace? I think that it is a big stress due to that it is not easy to change schools every half-year or even more. So, it means that these children have less opportunity to find good friends and also excellent education. All that they will do is try to get used to a new atmosphere. Moreover, homeschooled children can finish in a few hours what takes a typical classroom a week or more to cover. It is proven that in many classrooms less than one hour out of each school day is spent on "on task" learning. Teachers cannot teach everything at one lesson; therefore they give too much homework. To my mind homework is good but not when it is overmuch. However, it is understandable that homeschoolers do not have homework which helps them to do not waste their time and spend it for useful things.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by hyerinmsc2014 3 years ago
hyerinmsc2014
I think the homeschooling is needed for some students such as who cannot move well or who are way exceeded in the level of learning. but for the most of students, i believe it is better to go to the school instead of doing homeschooling. Because the school teach not only the textbook materials but also how to communicate others.
Posted by kellymsc2014 3 years ago
kellymsc2014
Home schooling is bad for a child. How is the child supposed to get social skills and know what it's like in the real world? I don't know where I would be if I didn't go to public school. Personally, I know a group of kids who are homeschooled and they have zero social skills and do not like to leave their family. Kids need to learn to get out of their shell and be on their own.
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