Homeschooling has been the victim of much criticism since it originated. However, time has shown that children who are homeschooled are successful; people are beginning to change their views that the only effective education can be done in a classroom. Stereotypes are being broken and families that do not fit the typical homeschool persona are starting to homeschool. The public may stereotype homeschoolers as either societal dropouts or those with high religious moral convictions that want to isolate their children from society. While some do homeschool for spiritual reasons, the majority of homeschoolers today represent a range of backgrounds, motivations and family situations.
(1997). Homeschool World: Combining Work and Homeschool. Retrieved November 23, 2003. from http://www.home-school.com/Articles/phs18-lorrianecurry.html Donaldson, K. Pros. Retrieved Nov. 19, 2003, from Bowling Green State University: http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/edhd/LPS/EDFI/SampleWebs/Fall02/26/pros.htm Lechtreck, Roy. (1994, January).
Retrieved April 3, 2003 from the World Wide Web: http://uscharterschools.org/pub/uscs_docs/gi/overview.htm Van Dunk, E. (2003). Pros and Cons of School Choice. Retrieved April 3, 2003 from the World Wide Web: http://www.joycefdn.org/articles/eduarticles/0301prosandcons.html O’Neil, J. (1996) New Options, Old Concerns. Educational Leadership, 54, 6-8.
Retrieved March 4, 2004 from LexisNexis Academix database. Utley, A. (2003, November 28). Influential Teaching Technique Rubbished. The Times Higher Education Supplement, p. 18.
Being Schooled on the Cons of Homeschooling “Adults who were homeschooled often reference extreme social awkwardness as an obstacle they experienced upon entering college or the workforce.” (Whelan). Homeschooling may be a beneficial alternative to public and private schooling, but when the facts are shown and the first hand experiences are dealt with, it is understood that homeschooling has a negative impact. There are many different reasons as to why homeschooling a student can impact their skills in both an educational way and a personal way. Students should not be homeschooled because students who are typically miss out on obtaining skills that are needed in order to advance in the real world. A skill that is needed to advance in the
Parent Involvement in Education Parent involvement in a child’s education is vital to their success. Many students do really well in school while others fail. There is an obvious correlation between the accomplished children and their involved parents. I think that parents just need to be there for a child to succeed. If a mother is the head of the PTA it is easier for her child to do well.
Home schooling prevents children from fully maturing into adults because of the constant interaction among other students and teachers that they would lack. According to Mark Rages, a former home schooled student, “There was no forced interaction with people much different from me. It was not until college that I became friends with people from different cultures or with interests that were much different than mine” (Rages). There is also the belief that home-schooled students may have too much socialization. ... ... middle of paper ... ...rned, however, the most important thing to think about what is best for the child and his/her future.
Homeschooling offers the incredible benefit of learning within the safe and peaceful confines of the home. Home schooled children are at their own homes so they don't need to worry about any possible violent disruptions such as school threats or any wasteful interruptions from the typical class clowns and the usual school troublemakers. According to Michael Rocque, author of "Exploring school rampage shootings", he claims that since the 90s "schools have been seen as places of potential violence" and that schools are "no longer safe havens for children" (2012). Since 1996, over 60 school shootings have occurred and many more threats... ... middle of paper ... ...ved from http://ehis.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.ldsbc.edu/ehost/detail?vid=2&sid=ac5ceb68-6979-4712-a50b-895701a502e1%40sessionmgr198&hid=109&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZSZzY29wZT1zaXRl#db=eft&AN=502794971 Rocque, M. (2012). Exploring school rampage shootings: Research, theory, and policy.