Home Schooling Argumentative Analysis

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In this section, we will look into different author’s arguments on socialization and also compared some points of views from other articles. Author’s main intention in writing this article is to evaluate the socialization skills of home schooled children. From the article, we found that professional educators have a totally different opinion from home schooled parents on this matter. Many people critics that lack of socialization is the major drawback of home schooling. However, advocate of home schooling against this statement.
To answer the question more effectively, author has come out with three more precise question and scholars have their own arguments on it.
1) Do home-schooled children participate in the daily routines of their communities?
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One of the most thorough study done by Shyers, 1992a indicated that conventional school students are more aggressive in their behaviour, while home schooled children tends to act in a positive way. Several other studies also shown there are only slightly or even no differences between home-schooled child and conventional school child in term of the system of beliefs and attitudes. From the article “Common Arguments about the Strengths and Limitations of Home Schooling” by Michael H. Romanowski, home schoolers comment home school children are more likely to engage socially in multiage situation with a high level of confidence than conventional school peers. This statement is further support by the studies from Ray (1989), indicate that home school students’ social development is comparable to or more advanced than that of public school students. This is because home school children spend more time with their parents. Home schooler critics peer socialization inadequately prepares children for real life situation, where they have to interact with people from all age. However, opposite view emerge, stated children will lack of the skills needed to successfully adapt to real-life situation if they are not exposed to the social life found in public …show more content…
But Galloway’s study shown home school children were functioning effectively in “a particular society”. Some advocates argue that children can learn some fundamental socialization skills from a variety of activities such as field trip but there are some limitations. Other authors’ opinions stated even though home schooled children involved in many outside home activities, but the participants for these activities are selected, so that they are interacting with controlled social group. This make them being sheltered from the real world. Opposition commented that home schooled children do not have the experience of engaging in homework discussion, share ideas and healthy competition among peers. Simmons 1994 comment that above interaction help students confront problems, shape the ways the see the world, and influences students’ goals and aspirations. According to Simmons, “ the home school might stand as a lonesome contrast to the active, bustling, energy-filled classroom where students are constantly exchanging ideas and enjoying each other’s company” (1994,48). Regarding employment life of home school students, Knowles and Muchmore (1995) reported home schooled adult were satisfied with both their education and employment. However, we do not know the latest data on home school child’s employment life. The impact of home school

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