Home School Advisor has been created to promote the idea of schooling children at home.
Is it really a good alternative to public and private schools?
And where do you start as parents?
All such questions are answered right here on our website. Since homeschooling is becoming increasingly popular and acceptable it is necessary to understand the dynamics and responsibilities that are attached to it. Even the basic concept of homeschooling can be misinterpreted several times.
Homeschooling is a progressive movement all over the world which focuses on educating children at home instead of providing them with private or public school education. This is a choice the parents make due to various reasons such as dissatisfaction with the education system, peer pressure or bullying in the school premises, inability of child to move according to the pace of the rest of the class, lack of moral or religious value education or even if they prefer to play a larger role in the development of their child. According to the National Home Education Research Institute, the percentage of families opting for homeschooling is increasing every year and the U.S. alone has over two million students for the same. The legal requirements are to be taken care of by the parent since rules differ from state to state.
Originally, homeschooling was only practiced in rural areas or underground. But soon several books and personalities like John Holt and Dorothy and Raymond Moore started promoting educational reform. Slowly more families began homeschooling their children. Part-time education methods came up and parents thought of innovative ways to teach their children, involving outdoor studies and foreign and moral subjects. Several research studies were conducted on this concept and people became more and more comfortable with the idea of schooling children at home. Even the myth about homeschooled kids being more religious was busted as they were seen to develop in the same manner as those of public or private schools.