“What is most important and valuable about the home as a base for children’s growth into the world is not that it is a better school than the schools, but that it isn’t a school at all.”– John Holt
Homeschooling is not a modern concept; it began to grow dramatically in the 1980s, particularly because Christian/Catholic parents wanted their children to be educated in a religious environment. Then why does the stigma around homeschooling exist today?
Listen to “Should You Homeschool Your Children” to find out about why homeschooling provides as high of a quality of education, perhaps even better, than formal education and why many families have opted to educate their children for themselves.
What is covered in the episode:
- History of homeschooling
- Objective advantages and disadvantages to homeschooling
- Emphasis on personal choice of both parent(s) and child/ren and the necessity to remove stigma around this form of education
There is a plethora of websites mentioning the positives/negatives of homeschooling, these are just a few of them, however most mention very similar points.
- History of homeschooling: https://responsiblehomeschooling.org/homeschooling-101/a-brief-history-of-homeschooling/
- Christian history of homeschooling: https://www.britannica.com/topic/homeschooling
- Business Insider’s take on homeschooling: https://www.businessinsider.com/reasons-homeschooling-is-the-smartest-way-to-teach-kids-today-2018-1?r=US&IR=T
- Guardian article on advantages: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/sep/10/10-good-reasons-to-home-school-your-child
- GOV.uk information: https://www.gov.uk/home-education
- Advantages and disadvantages to homeschooling: https://www.care.com/c/stories/3282/the-pros-and-cons-of-homeschooling/
- Countries allowing homeschooling: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeschooling_international_status_and_statistics
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