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Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Please do not remove this message until conditions to do so are met. July Frontispiece to Fireside Education, Samuel Griswold Goodrich For most of history and in different cultures, the education of children at home by family members was a common practice.
Enlisting professional tutors was an option available only to the wealthy. Homeschooling declined in the 19th and 20th centuries with the enactment of compulsory attendance laws.
But, it continued to be practiced in isolated communities. Homeschooling began a resurgence in the s and s with educational reformists dissatisfied with industrialized education. Regional differences in schooling existed in colonial America. In the south, farms and plantations were so widely dispersed that community schools such as those in the more compact settlements of the north were impossible.
In the middle colonies, the educational situation varied when comparing New York with New England. Parents were supported by extended relatives and tribal leaders in the education of their children. The Native Americans vigorously resisted compulsory education in the United States.
He vigorously attacked progressive school reformers such as Horace Mann and John Deweyand argued for the dismantling of the state's influence in education in three works: He frequently advocated the use of private schools. This research included independent studies by other researchers and a review of over 8, studies bearing on early childhood education and the physical and mental development of children.
The Moores published their view that formal schooling was damaging young children academically, socially, mentally, and even physiologically. The Moores presented evidence that childhood problems such as juvenile delinquency, nearsightedness, increased enrollment of students in special education classes and behavioral problems were the result of increasingly earlier enrollment of students.
They described the difference as follows: In its conclusion, he called for a "Children's Underground Railroad " to help children escape compulsory schooling. Inafter corresponding with a number of these families, Holt began producing Growing Without Schoolinga newsletter dedicated to home education.
InHolt said, "I want to make it clear that I don't see homeschooling as some kind of answer to badness of schools.
I think that the home is the proper base for the exploration of the world which we call learning or education.
Home would be the best base no matter how good the schools were. They viewed home education as a natural, experiential aspect of life that occurs as the members of the family are involved with one another in daily living.
Parents commonly cite two main motivations for homeschooling their children: Parental dissatisfaction with available schools typically includes concerns about the school environment, the quality of academic instruction, the curriculum, bullying, racism and lack of faith in the school's ability to cater to their children's special needs .
Some parents homeschool in order to have greater control over what and how their children are taught, to cater more adequately to an individual child's aptitudes and abilities, to provide instruction from a specific religious or moral position, and to take advantage of the efficiency of one-to-one instruction and thus allow the child to spend more time on childhood activities, socializing, and non-academic learning.
Some African-American families choose homeschool as a way of increasing their children's understanding of African-American history — such as the Jim Crow laws that resulted in their ancestors being beaten, killed, or sold for learning to read — and to limit the harm caused by the unintentional and sometimes subtle systemic racism that affects most American schools.
Use of a religious curriculum is common among these families. Recent sociological work suggests that an increasing number of parents are choosing homeschooling because of low academic quality at the local schools, or because of bullying or health problems. Homeschooling can be a matter of consistency for families living in isolated rural locations, for those temporarily abroad, and for those who travel frequently.
Many young athletes, actors, and musicians are taught at home to accommodate their training and practice schedules more conveniently. Homeschooling can be about mentorship and apprenticeship, in which a tutor or teacher is with the child for many years and becomes more intimately acquainted with the child.
The term may also refer to instruction in the home under the supervision of correspondence schools or umbrella schools. Some jurisdictions require adherence to an approved curriculum. The term emphasizes the more spontaneous, less structured learning environment in which a child's interests drive his pursuit of knowledge.
Families choose different educational methods, which represent a variety of educational philosophies and paradigms. Some of the methods or learning environments used include Classical education including TriviumQuadriviumCharlotte Mason education, Montessori methodTheory of multiple intelligencesUnschooling, Radical Unschooling, Waldorf educationSchool-at-home curriculum choices from both secular and religious publishersA Thomas Jefferson Educationunit studies, curriculum made up from private or small publishers, apprenticeship, hands-on-learning, distance learning both online and correspondencedual enrollment in local schools or colleges, and curriculum provided by local schools and many others.
Some of these approaches are used in private and public schools. Unschooling, natural learning, Charlotte Mason Education, Montessori, Waldorf, apprenticeship, hands-on-learning, unit studies are supported to varying degrees by research by constructivist learning theories and situated cognition theories.
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Homeschooling, also known as home education is the education of children at home or a variety of other places. Home education is usually conducted by a parent or tutor or online teacher. Many families use less formal ways of educating.
" Homeschooling" is the term commonly used in North America, whereas "home education" is commonly used in the United Kingdom, Europe, and in many Commonwealth. In Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy, Barrington Moore seeks to explain the developmental tra- leverages comparative historical analysis and case studies of France, England, the United States, Japan, February 25, Moore:Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy The Capitalist-Democratic Route.
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