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.