Homeschooling Is A Better Source Of Socialization For Children

782 Words Oct 28th, 2015 4 Pages
Homeschooling and Socialization
Over the past years there has been an argument that homeschooling is a better source of socialization for children. The homeschooling community places very interesting arguments in the matter. Socialization is known as an interaction between people and organizations, institutions, and processes of society. Socialization deals with interacting with one’s family, peers, or school as agents of society.
Theodore Roosevelt once said, “To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” A lot of homeschoolers share this feeling when it comes to public schools. Homeschool parents believe that violence, drugs, and peer pressure have created an environment not suitable for their children and their socialization needs. When a child is homeschooled the parent has the ability to be in charge of what their child is learning and sometimes the peers they have contact with.
According to Dr. Thomas Smedley, homeschoolers have higher socialization skills. Through his research he has obtained data that supports this statement. Dr. Smedley was the one managed the Vineyard Adaptive Behavior Scales test. This test is used to determine whether or not children were mature and had well-adapted behavior. Homeschoolers ranked in the eighty-fourth percentile, compared to the public school students who were severely lower in the twenty-third.
Many homeschool supporters argue that homeschooling opens children up to experiencing the real world.…

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