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Homeschooing: An Effective Means of Education Homeschooling – the education of children under the supervision of parents instead of school teachers – has grown steadily over the past several decades (Lines 2000). Parents are becoming more involved in their children’s education and taking an active involvement. For some, homeschooling means duplicating school at home, complete with textbooks, report cards, and standardized tests. At the opposite end of the spectrum, some homeschoolers take a less structured approach, allowing their children’s interest to determine what they study, and letting them work at their own pace (Ishizuka 2000). Homeschooling has been the victim of much criticism since it originated.
The Benefits of Preschool Preschool isn't just a place for parents to drop off their children while they are at work for the day. It is in preschool where children learn the necessary skills needed to succeed in school and in life. With high-quality preschools and qualified teachers the possibilities are endless. It's not only the children who reap the benefits of Early Childhood Education; their parents, fellow peers, and even society feel the positive effects of quality preschool programs. Children enrolled in quality preschool programs are more likely to succeed academically and socially when they are older.
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Technology acts as an effective means of enhancing home schooling, through which instructors and students make use of online resources and emerging technologies to support their educational curriculum. Home Schooling as Alternative means to Education. Definition. Home schooling is becoming more and more useful as an alternative means to education. It has become widely spread across the country as more parents turn to home schooling, as opposed to the traditional classroom setting in public schools, which some individuals describe as hindering to a child’s learning ability.
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How Parental Involvement Improves Student Achievement in School Involving parents in the education of their children directly effects student achievement in school. Research shows that involving parents in the education of their children helps increase the child’s achievement and self- esteem. (National PTA, 2003). Students’ grades improve and they like to go to school because of parental involvement. This is because parents make the students learning process fun and exciting so they participate more often.
Contrary to popular perception, homeschooled children have the same, if not better academic opportunities, social opportunities and college admissions prospects than traditionally schooled students have. According to Mary Griffith, author of the book The Homeschooling Handbook, the concept of homeschooling is nothing new to society. It is only in the past 150 years that public school system as we know it came into effect (Griffith, 1999). Prior to that, “…the family was the basis for social life…the home was where children learned what was necessary to function in their community” (1999). By the mid-1970s, there were barely any people practicing homeschooling (Ray, 2004).
Thirdly, students with a stay at home mother may be more likely to have better behavior in school. As studies show, children who spent their earlier years in daycare may have higher levels of problem behavior, which would continue at school. All in all, stay at home parenting benefits by helping them be more successful, supported, and well