Homeschooling vs. Traditional Teaching

by PedgeRuest on September 4, 2013 - 11:29am

Homeschooling a high school leveled student and sending a high school leveled student to a traditional high school has a bigger difference than expected. It is said that certain skills that a home schooled student learn apart from the actual material makes their future transition to the adult like simpler. That being home schooled may even be more beneficial for the student’s education, compared to the traditional education system.

 Homeschooling has 3 different advantages. Independence, time management and the different concentrations a student needs throughout their education. The level of independence is said to be higher for a homeschooled student because they must learn to manage their own time. They do not have to work based on class hours, around other people’s schedules or even based on due dates, they must learn to manage it all by themselves. However, compares to traditional high school students, there is more of a formed dependence around the school schedule. The teachers give due dates, when class is over you leave even is the work has not been completed. If a student needs more time concentrated on a subject and less on another, it is more possible to be flexible as a homeschooled student due to the fact that they have all their time to themselves to concentrate on what they need the most, compared to a class of 30 students where not every student has difficulty in the same class.

However, has it been proven? If it causes more advantages and causes a simplier life transition for the student, then I believe that we should definitely take the time to have studies to see if this is actually true. If there has already been studies proving that it is in fact more benefical then I strongly believe that a greater amount of the population should take homeschooling into a more serious consideration. However, still not forgetting that the traditional education system is still provided and a can almost guarantee good education to students.  

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I don't think that homeschooling is a good idea. Although it can offer the student focused help from the teacher, it does not prepare them for the real world. When kids are home schooled, they are secluded from the many benefits that the traditional education system can teach them. For example, it is difficult for them to learn social skills when they are not surrounded by people their own age. Most people would admit that their friends have a large role in their lives and, ultimately, their development into the person they have become.

Personally I think homeschooling is a good idea if you really need it. For an athlete having the chance to pursue your studies while you’re training is good, but if you don’t have any specific reason why don’t you go at school like everyone else? Homeschooling improves some things like independence and time management but being at home is also a good reason for doing nothing. You have a lot of disturbing things close to you and it could be an easy way for not doing your work. By the way even if you’re homeschooling there

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I am partially agree with your point. Basically, we need to start at school first to get to know how a student work, what are home works, etc. In my point of view, it is impossible for a kindergarten child to get to understand the scholar system without the environment that comes with it. I mean, you cannot give a new born a piece of meat to eat! At some point, the scholar system at school redirect students in good way.
If we look at it in a social, economic background -even if it is proved that studding at home is more effective- where would the teachers work? I am sure, they would be engaged by the parents to give lessons to their child at home. So we get to the same point.
In our days, some schools recognize that students are not at the same level. So they get to divide groups for some subjects.

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