October 3, 2011

Scared of homeschooling? Know its scope and future

Amanda Kidd, on of Innovate My Schools expert bloggers, shared this on homeschooling. I think you’ll enjoy it:


Why you might want to homeschool

Home schooling may just be the right option for those who are looking out for better schooling strategies. Homeschooling is nothing but parent-directed education. It can take place in any part of your home, anytime. Many parents who have opted for this find numerous ways of homeschooling by taking their children to various locations for taking classes like the library, museums, field trips and any other place related to their curriculum. Many parents choose this type of schooling for various reasons like schooling environment, religious and moral implications and academics.

Reasons for homeschooling

According to a recent study, about 85% of the parents were really concerned about the public school environment. The worries were related to bullies, drugs, gangs etc. About 72% of them wanted to provide moral and religious education. And some 68% of them were not satisfied with the academic instruction offered in public schools. There are several other reasons too like wanting to get their children interested in other fields like movies, avoid the company of bad teachers, parents work schedule and avoid assignments related to porn or using the internet etc.

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, Editorial Review Board member for ISTE’s Journal for Computing Teachers, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in Education. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that should be ready this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.