Sunday, January 17, 2021

Homeschooling Advantages and Disadvantages

There are many academic benefits and disadvantages of homeschooling. This article will help you determine what the positive and negative aspects of homeschooling are.

Homeschooling

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Homeschooling?

Homeschooling has many benefits such as flexibility in schedule, freedom in the curriculum, physical and emotional safety, and educational efficiency, and opportunities, etc. 

There are also some downsides to homeschooling such as Time-consuming, the lack of resources, lack of socialization with peers, and a lack of parental patience.

If you want to know the pros and cons of homeschooling, this article is just for you.


What is Homeschooling? 

Homeschooling is educating a child outside of the public or private school environment.

Homeschooling is very simply a curriculum for the child at home without having to go to school.


Homeschooling is legal in several parts of the world, including the United Kingdom, the United States, and other countries.

The countries that recognize homeschool laws and requirements for home learners to obtain certificates that would later qualify them for university education, by conducting standard tests for home learners determined by the educational authorities concerned.


Before the public education system began, people were often taught at home by parents or professional teachers.

Public schools and private schools have become the norm these days, but there are still people who prefer homeschooling to the modern education system.


Initially, homeschooling was considered a good way of learning for children with disabilities and health problems, but now more and more parents are choosing this type of education for their healthy children. In "homeschooling" there are a number of advantages and disadvantages.


Benefits and Disadvantages of Homeschooling for Students

Educating a child at home has become a popular thing nowadays. Due to the development of the Internet and the emergence of a variety of electronic benefits, homeschooling can be compared in terms of quality with the school, although it has advantages and disadvantages.


What are the Advantages of Homeschooling?

There are many advantages of homeschooling such as flexibility in schedule, freedom in the curriculum, efficient and effective learning, physical and emotional safety, saving money and living a unique lifestyle, etc.

Believe it or not, although homeschooling is considered an alternative form of education, it is one of the oldest forms of education in the world.

Benefits of Homeschooling

Benefits of Homeschooling

The benefits of homeschooling can be explained according to the following illustration:


Homeschooling is characterized by great academic flexibility that traditional schools lack in terms of the flexibility of the teaching style, the flexibility of time, and curriculum adaptation to the student's abilities and preferences.

If your child goes to public school, you definitely need an early alarm every day! There is a race against time every morning to try to get your child to school in time. In the midst of this mess, a child may sometimes miss breakfast, which is the most important meal of the day.

You can choose to homeschool, and you won't have to run into the crazy morning ritual. Mornings will be more relaxing, and you will be able to change study or playtimes according to your child or your comfort.

However, it is recommended that you have a daily schedule that you try to adhere to teach your child discipline. You can change schedules weekly, biweekly, or monthly.


Homeschooling allows a child to spend more time with his family, to get to know each other better.

Spending quality time with your child is also one of the best ways to teach him ethics, social or general behaviors, and personal boundaries.

The child's presence in his natural and familiar environment enhances his natural and innate desire to gain new experiences.

Homeschooling helps protect your child from harmful social elements to some extent. Besides, it helps you avoid the anxiety of sending your child to school on bad weather days.


Homeschooling reduces the chances of children entering into bad friendships and acquiring deviant behaviors and it helps parents to give their children the necessary knowledge about sensitive matters such as gender, religion, or others without their ideas being contaminated with the prevailing myths that teachers transmit to students or students to each other.

Homeschooling protects children from bullying, abuse, and delinquency, as well as protects them from violence practiced by teachers verbally and physically and provides them with a real human environment.


Children who go to school need good grades to transfer to higher grades.

The competition encourages them to perform better than others in order to get more grades to reach the leading universities. However, while students learn the lesson, the learning may not be sufficiently knowledge-oriented.

In the case of homeschooling, the absence of competition encourages the child and the parent to focus on learning for the sake of knowledge and application.


Self-education is based on understanding, experimentation, and testing, of course, and is based on enhancing the educational experience through constant observation, while traditional schools make the learning process an experience linked to school attendance and homework.

Parents can, through homeschooling, notice their children's cognitive development and growth more, and parents also have the opportunity to build the value system for their children in a planned manner.


Homeschooling makes social choices for children better, because they deal with different levels and styles of people in terms of age groups or personalities, while school education imposes an environment of one color.


Homeschooling enhances children's self-confidence and develops in them a sense of responsibility and a self-desire to learn.

In many countries, a good education in a good school is very expensive and learning in free or semi-free schools can be a bad option.


Disadvantages of Homeschooling for Students

Disadvantages of Homeschooling
Disadvantages of Homeschooling

Homeschooling may be better than the public school in some ways, but it is not the same for everyone. There are many negatives to homeschooling that you have to consider.


Time-consuming: The education of school-aged children at home requires allocating a long time that parents spend with their children. Much commitment is required from a parent as one has to spend a lot of time planning the curriculum and schedule. 

Therefore, this may be challenging if there are multiple children in the family or if it is a working parent who takes the responsibility of educating the child at home. 

We do not exaggerate if we say that many parents are happy that their children are absent from home for a few hours in school.


Not every parent is able to homeschool: the choice of homeschooling is not an ordinary option, it is a fateful decision that must be made by parents who are able to shoulder its responsibility. 

If the parents are not able to satisfy their child's curiosity, give him the necessary sciences and organize his life according to the home education plan,, it is better to send him to school.


Financial restrictions: Homeschooling carries an additional cost for parents in terms of securing various educational means, including books, stationery, and others, which schools may provide at a lower cost, and giving the child more time may affect the family's income significantly.


Legal challenges: In the United States of America, homeschooling is recognized in all states, and a student who has not entered school can enter the university through standardized tests, but in other countries, those who received home education are considered by virtue of a school dropout and are not entitled to obtain recognized academic certificates.


Lack of social interaction: If parents are unable to manage the social relationships of their home-educated child, he may face great difficulties at the level of friendships and social stability. 

Most schools refuse to join a child who is not students to public activities such as trips or sporting activities, etc. 

In this case, parents must join self-education societies that give the child a community parallel to the school community in terms of recreational activities apart from the educational process.


Loss of experiences: Certain skills such as sharing, cooperation and collaboration, and the proper way to interact in a group can only be learned through a group learning setup.

There are some experiences only school life can offer such as bonding between a child and a teacher, making friends, maintaining a friendship, reading marathons in libraries, the field trips with the friend, being a part of school sports, and much more.


Lack of Energy and Motivation: Despite the role of self-education in stimulating responsibility for children, it sometimes lacks the motivation that students get in school due to the lack of group competition.


Limited Education: Homeschooling may lead to adverse consequences if its goal is to mold the child. Parents who want to teach their children a purely religious education may oppress the child by depriving him of other sciences and discouraging his talents, so the goal of homeschooling is to develop a curriculum that is adapted to the student and not the other way around.

It is common for the homeschooling stage to end upon entering the university, and students may find it difficult to adapt to university education, especially in universities that still follow the traditional educational systems based on memorization and indoctrination.


Conclusion

The idea of homeschooling still seems strange to our Indian society, but in America, the demand for homeschooling is increasing by about 15% annually.

Nevertheless, we will find supporters of self-education saying "homeschooling is not for everyone," because the responsibility that homeschooling places on children and parents is greater than the likelihood of many.

Homeschooling requires a level of knowledge, culture, balance, and a level of material well-being as well.

Some also believe that it is possible to achieve the benefits of homeschooling in parallel with schooling, so share your views on self-education at home.

No comments:

Post a Comment