Home Schooling or Home Education is when a child receives his education from his parents or carers at home. It is a growing trend in the United States of America, where a latest report from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics concludes that approximately 1.7 million of the children- about 3.4% of the school-age population, are being home-schooled.
What are your thoughts of Home Schooling or Home Education in the Philippine Setting?
Reading the thread is very interesting. The exchanges of ideas brings back the experience I had when I was a student during my primary years. It is indeed that that teachers had issues imparting the knowledge to the students due to the numbers or students in a class. A teacher is not able to really able to impart the learning to all the students at once. Although this is happening still, I can see some improvements and I am sure in due time, with the use of technology and training for the teachers, this challenge will be eliminated.
Hello. I think home schooling is risky, especially during the formative years. For one, a lot of parents are not trained to teach. Secondly, they might not be able to adhere to the curriculum that’s appropriate for a child’s age. Third, I think that the whole traditional school experience e.g. classroom setting, is equally important to a child’s growth and development.
Thanks Michelle. I agree with you. With the growing school- age population here in the Philippines, the ratio of 1 teacher is to 60 students. Even if you are a very good teacher, it is very hard to manage these big number of children in the class. In addition, in some areas in the Philippines, students have to walk miles just to go to school.Though I still really prefer children to go to school, homeschooling is also a good option.
Very interesting question! Actually I love the idea of a home schooled kid provided that a parent should be trained on how to be an effective teacher to his kids. I will answer you as a parent – With the current culture, attitude of students, teaching skills of public or private teacher, I think we cannot perfectly say that all our kids are being teach well in school. So I like the idea of homeschooling. I heard that homeschooling is legal in the Philippines. There are lot of home-school providers that I knew that give quality curriculum to homeschoolers such as TMA, CFA, LHA but I think the parents who will be the main teacher will be trained as well.