Big 5 reasons parents choose homeschool education

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Big 5 reasons why parents choose homeschooling rather than traditional schooleducation

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10 key factors that contribute to having a homeschool

 

Why parents are choosing homeschooling instead of a traditional school classroom education

In the school of early learning, many parents choose homeschool instead of sending their children to traditional public or private schools for their childhood education. While tradition in-person classroom is seen as a better option than distance learning, why should a parent choose a homeschool and not a traditional school education?

The reasons why Parents and guidance are explored in details in this blog content:

3 best reasons for home education

The 3 most important reasons for home education are:

1. Low quality of school education (pedagogical or instructional reasons) and lack of confidence in meeting individual needs of kids

The first reason why parents opt for home education instead of school education is when they have worries about the quality of education offered by the school which is a function of the structured learning environment and adopted curriculum as well as lack of confidence in meeting individual needs of children. Meeting the individual needs of school children has been described as one of the two most important ideas in education.

Parents who choose home education instead of traditional public or private schooleducation lack confidence in the school’s ability to cater adequately to the individual needs (in knowledge, abilities, and skills) of their children and the quality of education they provide.

2. Religious and moral education and indoctrination reason

Another reason why parents choose homeschooling instead of school education is to morally instruct and educate their children in a particular religious doctrine in line with their spiritual belief, having dislikes for mainstream culture practiced by the private or public schools their children attend.

In the US, a majority of parents running homeeducation for their kids have conformist Christian beliefs, and as such seek to remove their children from their so-called worldly practices.

3. Prevailing insecurity, instability, and crisis

Parents choose to homeeducate their children when there is a crisis (like the current global COVID-19 health crisis). They wouldn’t want their kids to get infected with an endemic disease by other children. Over 500,000 children in the US have been infected with the virus that has not only killed over 1 million people globally but devastated many countries’ economies since its outbreak in March 2020.

Other reasons include instability in emergencies as a result of conflicts, wars, and other violent acts that render the external environment unsafe for kids. Many children have died through a series of knife attacks in Chinese schools over the past decade and occasional school shootings in the US

In these situations, parents would have their children do at-home learning activities be it formal or informal rather than go all out for schooleducation. There are of course numerous study packs at their disposals offered by some exciting home learning websites.

 

Big 5 reasons for having homeschooling instead of schooleducation

The big 5 reasons why parents choose homeschooling instead of school education consist of the choice of parenthood style and philosophies in Early Childhood Education as well as increased parents’ interest and involvement in their children’s learning and development in addition to the 3 best reasons for such discussed above.

1. Low quality of schooleducation (pedagogical or instructional reasons) and lack of confidence in meeting individual needs of children

2. Religious and moral education and indoctrination reason

3. Prevailing insecurity, instability, and crisis

4. Choice of parenthood style and philosophies in Early Childhood Education (with respect to childcare services and homeschooling)

Some parents believe that certain parenting styles and philosophies in Early Childhood Education (with respect to childcare services and homeschooling) like consistent practice in learning, training, and mentoring at home inculcates skills in a child and makes him acquainted with the skills better than in school. Therefore, they would prefer to have a tutor or teacher for their home education instead of a traditional private or public school education.  This is a common system through which some athletes and musicians get educated and trained.

5. Increased parents’ interest and involvement in their children’s learning and development

Increased parents’ interest and involvement in their children’s learning and development and the desire to have greater control over what their children learn in school is another reason why they do so.

Parents who have such increased interest have different parenthood style and childcare philosophies or religious belief different from that of the school

 

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Top 7 reasons why parents choose a homeschool instead of school education

Top 7 reasons why parents choose homeschooling includes racism (racial practices) in schools and having efficient individualized instruction in addition to the ‘’Big 5’’ reasons outlined above.

1. Low quality of school education (instructional reasons) and lack of confidence in meeting individual needs of children

2. Religious and moral education and indoctrination reasons

3. Prevailing insecurity, instability and crisis

4. Choice of parenthood style and philosophies in Early Childhood Education (with respect to childcare services and home education)

5. Parents’ interest in increased involvement in their children’s learning and development

6. Racism (Racial practices) in traditional schooleducation

In order to limit or avoid any harm caused by the unintended and sometimes subtle partial or complete racism that black citizens and other races suffer in most American schools, a parent might decide to have a homeschool.

7. Taking advantages of the benefits and efficiency of individualized home instruction

Many parents who are involved in homeschooling wish to take advantage of the benefits and efficiency of individualized one-on-one instructional style thus allowing the child more ample time on early childhood education activities, social, societal norms, and other forms of informal learning.

 

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Best 10 factors that contribute to having a home school rather than traditional school learning

Best 10 reasons why parents choose homeschooling instead of school education embodies the ‘’Top 7 reasons discussed above in addition to education on the history of origin and background; bullying and health challenges, and parents’ affection for their children in traditional schooleducation as detailed below:

1. Low quality of education with school education (instructional reasons) and lack of confidence in meeting individual needs of children

2. Religious and moral education and indoctrination reasons

3. Prevailing insecurity, instability, and crisis

4. Choice of parenthood style and philosophies in Early Childhood Education (with respect to childcare services and home education)

5. Parents’ interest in increased involvement in their children’s learning and development

6. Racism (Racial practices) in traditional school education

7. Taking advantages of the benefits and efficiency of individualized instruction

8. Bullying and other health challenges in school

Children-bullying-other-children in traditional schools is becoming rampant, even in US schools. According to The Education corner, about 282,000 students are physically assaulted in some way in secondary schools throughout the US and more than 160,000 children refuse to go to school each day for fear of being bullied.

So, for fear of bully and rejection which might affect a child’s progress and development, a parent might withdraw the child from a school.

Experiencing an occasional unfamiliar or strange health challenge on the part of the kid is another reason for choosing a homeschool instead of a schooleducation.

Bullying by other children, occasional unfamiliar or strange health challenges, as well as racism (racial practices), are all under problems children are facing in the school category.

9. Education on history of origin and background

Some parents choose homeschool other than school education in traditional public and private schools as a way of increasing their children’s understanding of their history. This is common among African-American parents.

10. Parents’ affection for their children

Parents who have a deep affection for their kids prefer home education because they wish to enjoy the company of their children – their physical presence, their actions, stupidity, and passion and answering questions posed by them.

 

3 best reasons why a traditional in-person home or school classroom education is better than online distance learning

Certain emergency situations like health crises, violence, among others, could warrant a student to embark on distance learning instead of the traditional in-person school or home classroom education. There are strong reasons why you should choose traditional in-person classroom education be it home or school over distance learning, all things being equal, and here are the 3 best reasons.

1. Traditional classroom education can adopt different teaching methods and instructional styles

One of the best reasons why a traditional in-person classroom is better than its distance learning counterpart is that it is adaptable to different teaching methods and instructional styles and facilitates close monitoring and control of students.

A teacher in a home or school classroom has wide arrays of facilities and resources including technology tools available to promote audio-visual learning and interactions to aid all categories or types of learners including Special Educational and Needs Disabilities (SEND) children.

2. Traditional school education enhances life and career-building skills more than online learning

Cognitive developmental skills in children (such as verbal, sensory, motor skills and even engagement and play) and teens (such as critical thinking, understanding, reasoning, etc) are all directed to problem-solving ability, not only to build their future career prospects, but also keep up with other life skills that make them physically, socially, emotionally sound, and active. This a traditional school education offers better than online education.

3. Traditional home and school classroom learning stimulates and motivates school children and students and best suited for preschool and kindergarten children

The physical presence of a teacher in a traditional home and school classroom learning keeps children and students stimulated and motivated throughout the interactive and interesting classroom activities better than online learning, giving them a better edge in experiential learning and knowledge retention.

Again, traditional classroom education is suitable for preschool and kindergarten children but not online learning. Certain kindergarten and preschool skills, such as talking, writing, can only be taught meaningfully in traditional crèche facilities, daycare, or childcare centers and not in an online real-time learning scenario.

Traditional classroom learning drives natural learning characteristics in students better than online education because the latter limits the natural learning characteristics of students in the areas of smooth and continuous flow in teacher-students interactions thereby draining the social aspect in learning – a system devoid of fun learning especially when school children are involved.

 

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