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Homeschooling is better than learning in school

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Started: 4/15/2017 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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These days we are learning to much unnecessary information in school that will not help us in the future. They are many advantages to this topic and I will be listing the best one's I know.

Homeschooling provides flexibility. You can create a weekly schedule that allows your child to learn without the constraint of a traditional classroom. If they are quick learners you can move on to new material, rather than boring their eager minds as many public schools do. On the other hand, if your child is struggling with a new concept, you are able dedicate the time to help them understand and fully grasp the idea. You are not tied down to a strict routine or time line.

Another example how homeschooling benefits your child, is it protects them from negative influences at a young age. It"s been proven that trauma as a child or teen can have adverse effects on your mental health as an adult. At home education can prevent the scars of bullying that many children receive in the public education system. What better gift can you give your children, then for them to have high self-esteem and confidence to excel in school, college, and one day their future career?

(information taken from TeenInk and some of my own points also added)


The major problem with home schooling over public/private school settings is that children do not have to be responsible for following time constraints. The problem with that, is that students get to do school work on their own time, when they feel like it, or even just a couple days a week. This is not how the real world works, if you have a job, you have to be there when the boss says, not when you want to show up. Plus the home schooled students often does not have good social skills because they are not interacting with other individuals. Being part of a larger school setting allows for students to learn how to be accepting of others and how to communicate with other adults.

What type of qualifications do parents have to have in order to home school students?
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I would just like to write down some major points and benefits of home-schooling:

1) Child-centred learning - you can learn with your child at his/her own pace, without any competitive aspect.

2) Since socialisation will have to be more organised and/or structured, a home schooled child will meet people who share their interests and hobbies rather than merely their age, and get involved with a range of extra-curricular activities.

3) Home schooling allows much flexibility of education, which takes into account a child's level of learning that day, and fits in once in a lifetime learning opportunities as and when they occur, such as an exciting exhibition coming to town.

4) Home schooling can happen anywhere, and can take in exciting locations such as science museums, zoos, as well as being able to home school abroad (although parents should check local rules and regulations).

5) Home schooling involves more family time.
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Posted by Tom-The-Hypocrit 3 years ago

Mention also that school isn't just about textbook learning. Social interactions play a MASSIVE role in a child's upbringing and without the social exposure that school provides, home schooled children can be left "out of place" and will feel different to work colleagues. This can lead to the home schooled adult being ostracized. I would say that social development would make up at least 25% of the learning that goes on at school.

I myself am in year 10 at school and many kids who were previously home schooled before entering "normal" school are already being left out-of-place. Many are developing socially at least 4 years behind the rest of the cohort.

Although homeschooling provides increased quality of education during schooling years, all of the factors that they have bypassed in school will come back to bite them in university where students will need to be used to being in a large class and having constantly changing teachers. These changes to their educational learning method could prove disastrous in achieving desired results in university.
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