Follow me on this educational journey into both. Homeschooling is a choice that some parents sometimes choose to provide their children elementary, middle or high school education in their own home with academic courses taught by a parent, family member, or a tutor. Public schooling is an elementary or secondary school in the United States supported by public funds and delivers free education for children of a city, community, or district. Let us start this journey, by examining the pros of each of the academic options that are being discussed. The public school system is often the first choice for parents considering that they may have received public education, so they in turn choose this option for their child’s educational needs.
Even homeschooling teachers and students want to feel included. For that reason, you should both consider joining a homeschooling support group. Your student(s) will get to talk to other kids who understand the lifestyle and challenges of homeschooling. Likewise, you can get input, advice and general support from other parents that have already struggled with and succeeded at homeschooling. Plan out a ton of activities to accentuate your child's learning.
On the other hand public schools give children the opportunity to be around other children which in the end will help with their social skills. Let’s not stopping there though, this essay it will discuss advantages and disadvantages of being homeschooled or going to a public school. By the time this essay is complete, hopefully anyone that had concerns on which to choose for their child were answered and made the decision a little easier. There are many advantages to homeschooling as well as disadvantages. It’s up to the reader if the disadvantages listed below are really disadvantages.
Home schooling is also very beneficial for children who need a more focused atmosphere. This atmosphere also allows some children the comfortable environment needed for them to express themselves. Public school is another option that parents have available to educate their children. This type of schooling allows more interaction with other children and more opportunities for the child to work on their own or in large and small groups. With all of the different programs and teachers available, there is a broader variety of classes and a wider variety of teaching skills in public schools that could benefit your child more as opposed to being home schooled.
Home School vs. Public Education As it comes time for children to attend school, parents start to think about which educational environment may be best for their child. Since 1918 parents have been required by law to ensure that children are educated and public schools for years have been the main source of education for American children. Before that, many children were homeschooled, an option that once more on the rise. While comparing and contrasting social development, academic learning, and peer pressure, differences between home and public schooling are apparent. However, both can provide our children a quality education.
Home School vs Public Education Most Americans do not home-school their children. However, those who do, certainly have good reasons. There are advocates on both sides of this educational issue, it is important to understand why some parents choose to home-school their children. Although both can provide a quality education to its students, a student can learn in a social environment therefore leading to his/her overall development. One of the many reasons that home school parents feel passionate about home schooling is their religious beliefs.
Homeschooled kids do well on standardized tests, are welcome at colleges and universities, and as adults, have a reputation for being self-directed learners and reliable employees. Of Home Schooling Children who are home schooled can learn just as much as those who are enrolled in public or private schools as long as the people teaching them cover all the subjects necessary. Most parents who wish to home school their children tend to have a higher level of education and already have knowledge of the subjects they will be teaching their children. Parents can also get curriculum from from public schools or school districts like books and materials needed to educate their children. One of the advantages of home schooling is one-on-one attention.
Teachers should try to include parents and families in their classroom environments. Communication between teachers and parents and/or families should be done as much as possible. Including parents in the child’s activities at school, sending home newsletters, holding family meetings, displaying the children’s work are ways to get parents interested in their child’s activities at school. Sending home books for the child to read to the family and activities that are to be completed as a family, show the children that their school life is connected to their home life. When this link is made, the children feel safe because they know there is a connection and they are more comfortable in exploring and going through their daily routines.
Also, in most of the cases, people readily conform to customs, social norms and ideologies. In this essay, the process of socialization will be analyzed and illustrated by daily examples at different positions of life so as to find out more about it. The first life position is in one’s own family. Parents are a crucial socialization agent to prepare their children for membership of society. Parental education starts from zero, and from simple to complicated as well, for example, parents teach toddlers to say the first word and later on, their first language.
Although parents conscientiously send their children off to school every day and expect them to do well, they can add an important extra ingredient that will boost their children's success. Parent participation is the ingredient that makes the difference. Parents' active involvement with their child's education at home and in school brings great rewards and can have a significant impact on their children's/child's lives.