Technology Inceptions: Gmail rolling out a new update in the mobile version securing the user data  |  Teacher Insights: Students learn social skills better from skilled peers  |  Science Innovations: The oldest piece of cheese found in Egyptian tomb  |  Science Innovations: Gender and sex is in the brain  |  Science Innovations: Novel method to track contamination of water  |  Teacher Insights: Academic grouping of students could be easily prejudiced  |  Teacher Insights: Learning strategies of songbirds inspires Swiss education system  |  Parent Interventions: Children are vulnerable to suggestions of robots  |  Technology Inceptions: MediaTek may bring out 5G technology prior to Qualcomm  |  Parent Interventions: The “rain follow the plow” is proven plausible  |  Science Innovations: Homo erectus got extinct due to their “laziness”  |  Teacher Insights: Student mindset is the key to academic stress  |  Science Innovations: WHO Recommends Whole Grain Starch  |  Technology Inceptions: Facebook Does not Take it Down'Simply for Being False'  |  Science Innovations: Cyclists beware of vehicles turning right  |  
  • Pallikkutam Magazine
  • Companion Magazine
  • Mentor
  • Smart Board

April 19, 2018 Thursday 01:49:37 PM IST
Home Schooling Gets Wider Approval

Home Schooling is a concept that is widely shared by a growing pool of parents around the US. Recent data collected by the Department of Education reveals homeschooling has grown by 61.8% over the last 10 years to the point where two million kids — 4% of the total youth population — now learn from the comfort of their own home.


Contrary to the belief that homeschooling produces anti-social outcasts, the truth is that some of the most high-achieving, well-adjusted students are poring over math problems at their kitchen table, not a desk in a classroom, reports the Independent. According to leading pedagogical research, at-home instruction may just be the most relevant, responsible, and effective way to educate children in the 21st century.

According to a 2009 study of standardised testing, homeschoolers scored in the 86th percentile. The results held true even when controlling for parents' income level, amount of education, teaching credentials, and level of state regulation. Research also suggests that homeschooled kids get into college more often and do better once they're enrolled.

 

(Source: independent.co.uk)

Do you think that 'home schooling' is a much undermined concept?