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The homeschool movement

  1. 1. What is the Issue? There are many issues in regards to education and how to guarantee that students get the necessary fundamentals to succeed in the real world. One option that seems to be discussed and has caused a movement in the educational system is the topic of homeschooling. How does The Homeschool Movement work? Is it a solution to a problem or an issue itself? These are the kinds of questions that will be discussed in regards to this topic.
  2. 2. How Does this Issue Work? Homeschooling is the education of children at home by tutors or parents rather than in the other settings of public or private school. It is provided to children as an alternative learning environment to public or private schools outside of individual’s homes. It is basically a way for students to explore on their own and at their own pace: interest-motivated or self- motivated education.
  3. 3. Is This Issue A Solution To A Problem or the Issue Itself? I believe that The Homeschool Movement is a solution to a problem How is it a solution to a problem? -Parents feel that the public education system does not meet the academic needs of the children -Parents are dissatisfied with the cultural lessons learned in the educational environment where the government has control and power to regulate what is taught in the classrooms. -Public schools are hostile to religious values and morals -Education system is inflexible So, parents feel that homeschooling is the best option for their children because it gives them freedom religiously, morally, and academically. http://www.drwile.com/hs_sol1.pdf
  4. 4. Who or What is Making This Issue Happen? The expectations and demands of the education system today stifles students’ abilities to learn effectively. Parents want their children to succeed in their education, so they choose a more effective alternative which is homeschooling. It is a cause and effect situation: The parents are against the public education system, so they favor homeschooling more. So, parents are making The Homeschool Movement happen to ensure their child is comfortable and getting the necessary fundamentals they need.
  5. 5. History of Homeschooling  In the early 1960’s, Raymond Moore began to debate about the problems of institutional schooling  R.J. Rushdoony began to advocate homeschooling  The debate soon declined but was replaced in the 1970’s when the Supreme Court upheld that removing prayer in schools was not unconstitutional  Now homeschooling is recommended in situations where bullying is involved.  The homeschool enrollment has increased over the years.
  6. 6. Cost To Society I don’t believe there is a cost to society for ignoring the option of joining the homeschool movement. It is a decision that has to be made between the parent and child If the child is uncomfortable in a public education environment and the parent is unhappy with the results, then homeschooling might be an option for their child.
  7. 7. Solutions To This Issue? Public schools are finding ways to keep schools safe for students and teachers. They are finding ways for students to participate in their education. They are restructuring the standards and lesson plans so that each student has a chance to learn more effectively.
  8. 8. Critique/ Interpretation
  9. 9. What Is Good or Bad About the Issue? Good… Interesting… -It is good that homeschooling is an option for parents and children where they can feel comfortable about their education. -It’s interesting that the number of homeschooled children has risen over the years. Bad… -The question of whether homeschooled students are getting the same fundamentals as public school students arise. -The lack of social skills for homeschooled children is in question for me. Do they struggle with socializing with others?
  10. 10. Strengths and Weaknesses Strengths -More parental involvement -Quality of relationships between child and parents are strengthened -Important socialization skills are obtained because more time for outside activities like dance, sports, etc. -More attention is given to the child because homeschool teachers do not contend with large classes -Flexibility Weaknesses -Critics believe students are isolated form the outside world -Students are not exposed to the diversity of beliefs when homeschooled -lack of peer interaction -instructor may lack resources or facilities to deliver a well-rounded curriculum
  11. 11. How Do I Relate To This Issue? I do relate to this issue somewhat because I once wanted to be homeschooled when I was younger. It wasn’t that I was having a hard time in school; It was just that I wanted to be at home all the time. I believed that homeschooling allowed flexibility and more attention would be given to me without any other distractions that would be if I was in a public or private school.
  12. 12. References 0 Lubienski, Christopher, Tiffany Puckett and T Jameson Brewer. "Does Homeschooling “Work”? A Critique of the Empirical Claims and Agenda of Advocacy Organizations." Peabody Journal of Education, 88. 3 (2013): 378--392. Print. 0 Ray, Brian D. "Homeschooling associated with beneficial learner and societal outcomes but educators do not promote it." Peabody Journal of Education, 88. 3 (2013): 324--341. Print. 0 Romanowski, Michael. Common Arguments about the Strengths and Limitations of Home Schooling. 2014. 1-5, PDF. 0 TED. “13 year old Logan quits school and starts home schooling education system – TED”. Youtube. Web. 17 Mar 2014 <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0H7b9faIBo>. 0 Wile, Dr. Jay. Homeschooling: The Solution to Our Education Problem. n.d. 1-7, PDF.

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