Homeschooling: educating outside the system

Posted on Jun 30 2011 at 04:34:19 PM in Education

Homeschooling: educating outside the system

Homeschooling is the education of children at home, usually by parents but sometimes by tutors, rather than in other formal settings of public or private school. Although prior to the introduction of compulsory school attendance laws, most childhood education occurred within the family or community, homeschooling in the modern sense is an alternative in developed countries to private schools outside the home or educational institutions operated by civil governments. 


Homeschooling is a legal option for parents in most countries to provide their children with a learning environment as an alternative to public or private schools outside the home. There are many reasons why parents choose this new modern concept of education:

  • Better academic test results
  • Better teacher to student ratio
  • To help the public system with fewer kids
  • To try alternative methods
  • Poor public school environment
  • Religious reasons
  • Improved character/morality development
  • Expense of private education
  • Objections to what is taught locally in public school
  • Families living in isolated rural locations
  • Families living temporarily abroad

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Created: Jun 30 2011 at 04:34:19 PM
Updated: Jun 30 2011 at 04:34:19 PM
Category: Education
Language: English