Back to school – or school at home?

To home school or not? Today’s article in Eureka Street discusses its benefits against a constrained and competitive school system.
We are long past our child’s school days, but we had to work hard to ensure his particular needs were met through the public system.

The argument seems to be that home-schooling provides a more confident, well-rounded and self-motivated individual, while too many lose their way in the classroom. Of course there are exceptions, and home schooling depends on effective access to resources, socialisation and a wholesome environment – an equal challenge for for both home and institution, testing the resourcefulness and creativity of all concerned.

Perhaps two pertinent affirmations arise from the debate – parents cannot afford to be uninvolved in their children’s education, and education is not just something that happens in school hours.

Published by wonderingpilgrim

Not really retired but reshaped and reshaping. Now a pilgrim at large ready to engage with what each day brings.

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