Learning And Traditional Class Room Learning

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The education a child receives at a young age can determine the person he or she becomes in the future. Since instruction is quite valuable, how does one determine which form is best? One on one learning and traditional class room learning has been around for quite some time. Parents are faced with three options when deciding how their child will be educated. The options are: public school, private school, and homeschooling. Public and private schooling systems can provide a more diverse social education and extra-curricular activities. Homeschooling on the other hand, gives parents the ability to choose the curriculum and schedule and gives the student more one on one time (Public School vs Home School). Is it possible that homeschooling could be more beneficial compared to other school’s system? There have been many arguments over what system of education works best. Homeschooling has been shown to work very well under the right circumstances. A parent’s commitment, the curriculum used, and the child’s ability and willingness to learn all play a part in the success of homeschooling. To start, there are many reasons why parents lean towards homeschooling and also many reasons why they are against it. Homeschooling is often favored due to the absence of “drugs, gun violence, and negative peer pressure” (Wichers). Parents feel as though their child will remain safer and not be influenced by negative behavior. The students will also be challenged in becoming independent while learning. Many parents also do not like that the public school’s system has eliminated recess and cut down on art, music, and physical education (Mcreynolds). Homeschooling is normally frowned upon due to the belief of minimal social interaction, costly expe... ... middle of paper ... ...nford University admitted 27% of its homeschooled applicants, nearly twice the acceptance rate of traditionally schooled applicants” (Golden, qtd. in McReynolds 37). This goes to show that a nontraditional approach to teaching is effective and in many cases more effective then other methods of learning. To conclude, not all students can thrive in a nontraditional setting; although some with the right tools and abilities can be very successful academically. All students are unique giving them each a different learning style. Aside from the way children learn parents play the biggest role in the success of homeschooling. The parent(s) are responsible for what curriculum is used, the schedule, who the student interacts with and staying on top of him or her. In the end homeschooled students can be successful in college and even life with the right tools and guidance.

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