The Importance Of Academic Success In Homeschooling

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Homeschooling is a successful form of education, but unfortunately it is disvalued for its uncommon style of teachings. The unique learning experience produces a variety of viewpoints around the role of participation from the parents and the impact of success a student accomplishes being homeschooled. Home education faces the challenge of being credited for its academic success, instead it is stereotyped to be an inefficient form of education and a deprive to a child’s socialization. These perceptions leave the parents less motivated to investigate the credible facts of academic success in homeschooling, sending them in a default direction to public school their child. Despite the non-supporters, homeschooling seems to still be formulating …show more content…
The learning process is established by the interaction of what is being taught. The standards that are set in a public school system, are to meet every child’s expectations in the same way, which is challenging for those that learn different. Public schooling provides one form of education curriculum for their students, where home educated children are given opportunity to explore a variety of different forms of curriculum that fit their needs. "Support for Parents of Children with Special Needs" states, "All young children learn through meaningful hands-on experiences-through touching, doing and moving.”(Ability Path, 2014) This is an essential aspect to include in the basic elements of what is needed in a well-rounded education. Parents that public school their children are also limited in the knowledge of what type of influence their children are experiencing. Many parents are unaware of the negative exposure their child encounters, such as bullying, drugs and crime. "National Center for Education Statistics" confirmed that, "In all survey years the percentage of public schools that recorded incidents of crime was between 85 and 86 percent, with the exception of school year 2003-04." (National Center for Education Statistics, 2015, para.5) The exception for 2003-04 was in reason of an increase of crime, which was recorded at 89 percent according to the …show more content…
The response a child has to society is influenced by the logistics of what they learned. Children that are public schooled may face more of a challenge then homeschooled children when it comes to adjusting from academic environment to general society because of the quality of the learning process. Academic achievement is developed by the social and psychological skills that are taught. "Students who have been homes- schooled their entire academic life have higher scholastic- achievement test scores then students who have also attended other educational programs."(Neal, 2006, p. 54-104) Homeschooling is proving to be a reliable source despite its unusual approach to learning. According to HSLDA," Each year Harvard University takes up to 10 applicants who have had some home schooling."(HSLDA advocates for homeschooling, n.d.) Which means homeschooled children are given just as many opportunities as public schooled children. So stepping outside the default standards of public schooling, does not mean parents are depriving their child of a successful future. It means parents like myself have chosen to take an alternative route to expanding my child 's abilities to learn through the teachings of life 's experiences with Jesus Christ being the ultimate reason of every teaching. Psalm 32:8 says, "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you."(English

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