WHAT I KNOWan alternative to public schooloptions for curriculumgreat skills gained based on real-lifeexperiencecaring educator
WHAT I WANT TOKNOWMORE ABOUT HOMESCHOOL & HISTORYWHO IS BEING HOMESCHOOLED?WHY ARE THE BEING HOMESCHOOLED?CURRICULUM?HOW IS IT LIKED BY PARENTS AND STUDENTS?HOW DO THEY COMPARE TO CHILDREN EDUCATED INSCHOOLS?
WHAT I LEARNED:EDUCATION VS. SCHOOLINGed·u·ca·tion [ej-oo-key-shuhn]• 1.the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers ofreasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually formature life.• 2.the act or process of imparting or acquiring particular knowledge or skills, as for a profession.• 3.a degree, level, or kind of schooling: a university education.• 4.the result produced by instruction, training, or study: to show ones education.• 5.the science or art of teaching; pedagogics.school·ing [skoo-ling]• 1.the process of being taught in a school.• 2.instruction, education, or training, especially when received in a school.• 3.the act of teaching.• 4. Archaic . a reprimand.
What isHomeschooling?the education of children at home, typically by parents butsometimes by tutors, rather than in other formal settings ofpublic or private school.can be an option for families living in isolated rural locations,living temporarily abroad, and to allow for more traveling;also many young athletes and actors are taught at home.
Famous People WhoHomeschoolWill and Jada Pinkett SmithBrad Pitt and Angelina JolieJohn Travolta and Kelly PrestonErykah BaduJohn and Elizabeth EdwardsTom CruiseThe Duggars
History ofHomeschoolingDame SchoolsFormal schooling in a classroom setting since the early and mid19th centuryNative Americans, who traditionally used homeschooling, vigorously resisted compulsory educationin the United StatesJohn Caldwell Holt: “How Children Fail”Raymond and Dorothy Moore: Early Childhood EducationMovementCommon Theme?• home education should not be an attempt to bring the school construct into thehome, or a view of education as an academic preliminary to life
Who Homeschools Today?Why Illegal? Usually Social unacceptable
Who is Homeschooled?2007-2008--2.0 to 2.5 million homeschooled students K-12Home education grows about 5-12% per year
Who is Homeschooled:Home Economics• Average income of the homeschooling family is $52,000
Who is Homeschooled:Family Dynamics✴ Rates are higher in families with three or more children in two parent households with only one parent inthe labor force.✴ No meaningful difference was found among home school students when classified by gender.✴ Significantly, there was also no difference found according to whether or not a parent was certified toteach.
Homeschool CurriculumMany different options for curriculummost parents pick and choose pieces from different books that tailor totheir child’s needsAlpha OmegaRobinson Self-Teaching CurriculumAbekaonline schools are available for K-12• http://www.laurelsprings.com/
Resources for Parents• public library 78%• high school catalog, published or individual specialist 77%• retail bookstore or other store 69%• non-homeschooling education publisher 60%• distance media 41%• http://www.time4learning.com/homeschool/homeschooling_in_south_carolina.shtml• http://thepioneerwoman.com/homeschooling/category/homeschooling-discussion/• http://www.home-school.com/groups/SC.html• http://www.carolinahomeschooler.com/
Cost of HomeschoolingHomeschooling costs more than public school, but less than private schoolestimates that the cost for parents who keep a careful accounting is about $2,500 fora familys first child and slightly less for the next one or two home-schooled kids.
Research onHomeschoolingThe Good:Children who are homeschooled "... may be more socially mature and have better leadership skills than otherchildrenHome schooled children (with the exception of the psychomotor) excelling above other students in theacademic, cognitive, spiritual and affective-social categoriesHomeschool students, grades 1–4, perform one grade level above their public and private school counterpartsThe achievement gap grows in grade 5; by 8th grade the average home school student performs four gradeshigher than the national averageProvides a unique context for demonstrating the importance of restraining the state’s role in school and forproviding a modest, or even minimalist, account of legal educational rightsThe Bad:social inequalitysocietal conflict will increase--tension between individual liberties andbroader societal welfarehomeschooling interferes with the well-being and future liberty of children
5 Myths DebunkedMyth One: All homeschoolers are religious fanatics.Myth Two: Homeschoolers are weirdoes or freaks who liveoutside "normal" society.Myth Three: Homeschoolers are the reason the publicschools are in such bad shape.Myth Four: Homeschooling parents think their children aretoo good for public school.Myth Five: This is the myth that supersedes all the rest asbeing the most pervasive. Called the "S" factor byhomeschoolers
Why Parents supporthomeschoolinga child’s autonomy and well being is not enhanced in schoolsdo schools really encourage worthwhile shared values?more time enjoying a child’s developmentcreating a curriculum that best fits the needs of the individualchild• http://youtu.be/RpR94ejyu_o
Why kids supporthomeschooling?You can wear your pajamasYou can start your work early or lateYou can get a drink without asking & can have it next to youwherever you are sittingYou can go potty when you wantSometimes, it is very quietYou don’t have to ride the school busYou can play in the morningGoing on vacation can count as a field tripYou can study things you are interested inYou don’t have to worry about being bulliedhttp://youtu.be/6jZHNjc4Xk0
Homeschooler’s transitionto CollegeACT: (2002 and 2003) homeschool average was 22.5, national average was20.8.SAT ( 2002) homeschool average was 1092, national average, 1020.higher GPA’s freshman yearAdvantages of homeschoolers in college: highly motivated, strong sense of self-disciplineAdmission officers were asked questions concerning their attitudes towardshomeschool students.All respondents either strongly agreed (45%) or agreed (55%) that they expected homeschooledgraduates to be as successful academically as students who had graduated from an accreditedhigh school.Special Servicestransition of homeschoolers vs. regular students to college
Homeschoolers in theCommunityMore than 74% of home schooled adults 18-24 years-oldhave taken college classes as opposed to 46% of thegeneral population.94% said home education prepared them to be independentpersons,79% said it helped them interact with individuals fromdifferent levels of society, and they strongly supported thehome education method.Homeschooling statistics show 71% of home taught adultsparticipate in at least one on-going community service/37%of similar general population
My Opinionsspecial needs studentsMontessori-type approachunique experiences and opportunitieshigh achievement--parents? or kids?
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