A Proper Guide for Homeschooling


Homeschooling Movement is getting popular day by day in the U.S. and in many foreign countries. But why are more parents getting out of the public schools and signing on to teach their own children? Parents usually come to this theory because of their unconventional views about education.


Colonial children were almost always taught that way, and many rural children continued to be homeschooled until well into the 20th century.This movement began growing in late 1970's when researchers such as Raymond Moore and John Holt started writing about educational reforms. They suggested several options to upgrade the level of education. Homeschooling is one of them. With a massive growth in numbers of parents who're opting for this method of education. In the U.S. the percentage rapidly increasing by 7 percent to 15 percent every year.

Educational Requirements:

John Holt, the author of "Teach Your Own" which is the most popular book on the subject of homeschooling, demonstrated that how ordinary parents can help children grow as social, active learners. Chapters on living with children, "serious play," children and work, and learning difficulties will be of interest to all parents, whether homeschooling or not, as well as to teachers. The basic requirement is the desire to do so, along with a dedication to the educational process.

How to Get Started in Homeschooling:

While more than 50 countries had allowed kids to study at home but specific regulations are still there. So, every parent needs to first check their districts' laws about homeschooling. Secondly, figure out the network of parents who homeschool their kids. Exchange ideas and experience with them and develop your own curriculum.

Reasons for Homeschooling:

Child-led learning is the key reason of this educational reform. Uniformity will abolish and specific learning system will arise. Through this system, parents can pay attention directly to their child and his/her needs in their journey of learning.

The aftereffects of this Theory:

Critics of homeschooling claim that students lack necessary social skills. They may not enjoy public speaking and it will result in their one of negative aspects. But educationists are denying any medical or psychological logic of this kind. In fact, families that homeschool often combines certain subjects that do not necessarily grade- or age-specific, such as history, literature, and the arts. They merge the concepts and make it more relatable to that child.

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