Sunday, 8 March 2015

Home Schooling

There has been a great deal of heated debate about home schooling. Ever since the earliest days of our system of education, many families have tried to offer their children an alternative form of education at home, home schooling, which is increasingly popular as both parents and professional teachers organise pupils' academic career.r. However, every coin has two sides and so does home schooling.

To begin with, there are many advantages of home schooling. First and foremost, the private lessons cater to the students' needs, so emphasis is laid on their potential. Therefore, students are able to consolidate material more easily, since they choose which subjects to focus on. A case in point is that the lesson is always stimulating and intriguing, on the grounds that interactive activities and innovative educational methods (for instance kinaesthetic) are being used. Moreover, not going to a traditional school means that the possibility of bullying and peer pressure is being excluded. That is, the atrocious effects of them both on individuals are avoided, of course because lessons occur with a group of two or three pupils, or just a single one. 

On the other hand, though, there are some significant disadvantages of the phenomenon. Firstly, the knowledge provided may be inadequate, as some subjects may be neglected, which is not in favor of the future undergraduates, because the National curriculum includes all topics. Apart from that, it is a time-consuming process either if the teachers are parents who are definitely not educators, or if the parents hire tutors, which leads to a huge spenditure. Another negative consequence of home schooling is that socialisation is not actually proper, as teenagers do not acquire new acquaintances (especially with "peers"). AS a result, they become alienated and socially awkward. Last but not least, not only does home schooling not provide students with moral principles, such as co-operation, respect and compromise, but it also violates the legislation although there are some "loopholes". 

Taking all this into consideration, I totally reckon that the advantages are outweighed by the disadvantages. As I see it, the most efficient form of education is a balanced combination between facts and figures offered by conventional schooling and the process of shaping character boosted by constructive discussion and material at home. 

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