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History of Homeschooling

THE HISTORY OF HOMESCHOOLING For centuries, homeschooling was the only option for most people. Today, it's viewed with mixed opinions as some question homeschooling's legitimacy. However, statistics show that homeschooled students outperform students who go to structured schools in a number of areas. Learn more: 1. HISTORY In one form or another, schooling at home has been going on as long as homes have existed. Until relatively recently, the vast majority of people were educated by family members. Alexander the Great is the first known case of homeschooling. Abraham Lincoln received 18 months of schooling at home. Homeschooling movement begins. Home education is legal in every state. 350 BC late 1700s 1830s 1900s mid 1960s 1980s 1993 Early education consisted of learning basic life skills The states began adopting compulsory education. About half of the states had legalized homeschooling. 2. METHODOLOGIES Homeschools use a number of methods and styles of teaching, including those described below. Many adopt a combination of these methodologies after discovering what works best for them. Community resources Unit studies Parents use community resources (museums, etc), and create co-ops with other families. Parents use multiple subjects (science, history) to teach their students about one topic (animals). Unschooling and natural learning All-in-one curricula Parents focus on "learning moments" throughout their child's daily activities. Similar or identical curricula as conventional schools. Autonomous learning Student-paced learning Students get to decide what projects they wish to tackle or what interests they pursue. Students are allowed to progress at their own speed. Online education Students can access specialized teachers and materials online. 3. STATISTICS AND INTERESTING FACTS Where it is popular Homeschoolers between 2010 and 2011 Estimated number of homeschoolers Estimated numbers 2,355 students 30,000+ The lowest rate: 1,975 students The highest rate: 173,199 students 60,000 ZK ** 6,500 74,483 students 1.5 million+ NZ 20,000 ZN to 100,000 0-20,000 20,000-30,000 30,000-50,000 50,000-100,000 +100,000 An average of 2.53% of the school-aged population is homeschooled in each state. Quick facts Home education rates have increased more than 7% per year for the past few years. More and more colleges admit homeschooled students. Homeschooled students usually have better test results and graduation rates. Finances Students from households earning $25,001 to $75,000 were more likely to be homeschooled than those from families earning $25,000 or less. Homeschooling is influenced by the economy. If a parent loses a job and can no longer afford schooling, he or she can choose to stay at home and teach. 36 Homeschooled students' scores Test results 26.5 A study shows that home-educated students scored 30-37 percentile points higher than public school students on standardized achievement tests. Students schooled Homeschooled at home scored higher on the ACT. Public schooled 25 College credits Homeschooled student o 14.7 credits Homeschoolers earn more college credit compared to public school students. Public school student o- 6 credits Racial facts A majority of homeschooled students are white. 77% 23% whites minorities Social activities and community involvement of homeschoolers 77% 84% 87% 98% 8% 10% 14% 25% 33% 34% 35% 42% 47% 48% 4. REASONS WHY PARENTS HOMESCHOOL Parents decide to homeschool for a number of reasons. Here are a few: Spend more time outside. Protected from gangs, drugs and guns. Work Religious and special family days can be planned and celebrated. for internal satisfaction rather than for external rewards. Children with special needs can reach their full potential. Religious Child reasons reasons To develop morality. Learn subjects not usually taught in theiro school. Learn at their own pace. Better education at home. Poor learning environment at school. Can learn family's values. Family Educational reasons reasons Help more with household chores, which develops responsibility. Avoid crowded classrooms with too many distractions. Avoid constant fear of embarrassment in front of teachers and peers. More time together as a family. 5. COMPARISON There are many arguments for and against homeschooling including: V Pros X Cons Regular School Factors Home School More time together as a family, when children aren't tired or stressed Less time to strengthen family bonds and learn life skills in a natural manner Time spent with family More resources Fewer resources for education can be found in a regular school because they are large Educational may be easily accessible to homeschoolers because of limited finances or proximity resources enough to afford them Less independent because of the scheduled learning with a pre-chosen curriculum More independent because children design their own education and take responsibility for it Personal development Richer curriculum Poorer curriculum Curriculum because the student has many teachers qualified in many subjects because parents are not always qualified to teach all subjects Information provided by: | | | | | | | | | | | Sources: Bupeay Listening 85% ) sınoɔs Ballet/Dance Language Classes %08 Math - %78 Science H-7 %78 Social Studies Other Study Skills %LE Basic Battery volunteer work Complete Battery Ministry Bible Clubs Classes Outside Home Music Classes Group Sports Sunday School Field Trips Play with People Outside the Family Involved in more activities

History of Homeschooling

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For centuries, homeschooling was the only option for most people. Today, it's viewed with mixed opinions as some question homeschooling's legitimacy. However, statistics show that homeschooled student...


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