Thursday, August 05, 2010

Homeschooled???

4 comments:

Jonathan said...

Funny. As a parent that homeschools, I often find one of two reactions. 1) Aren't you afraid your kids won't be properly socialized? 2) Homeschooling isn't better, just different (sensing insecurity on their part, as if I said they're bad parents for not homeschooling).

My wife and I decided to homeschool for a particular set of reasons, many of which had nothing to do with it being a right or wrong choice for every family. We do encourage people to try it and we are happy with it, but it's probably not for everyone and definitely not for every family circumstance.

Jonathan said...

See this for a different kind of learning/schooling movement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoG6j8eTjyY

Da Pilgrim said...

Haven't watched the vid yet (Lack of broadband at the moment)
I am 22 years old and was homeschooled most I of my learning years. Loved it! I learnt about a lot of the ancient civilizations of the world as a unit study learning maths and science through it (and on the side). It was heaps of fun! We started from Genesis :D

Heaps of social interaction if you want where I come from.
One thing I notice about homeschoolers is that they relate well to adults.

two cents

Question of Identity said...

Inpsirational! Long live the homeschooling option.

More and more I see the value of homeschooling. Lack of social interaction is a potential danger but it is up to the parent to make sure that this isn't the case.

In English state schools, amongst other problems we are facing:
* Sex education from the age of five
* Swearing being seen as
acceptable behaviour (in a recent school play that I went to - there was blasphemy and swearing throughout)
* Atheistic teaching and absolute denial of creationism
I think that iss three good reasons for home schooling!