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Entire outline of Homeschooling from ancient times to modern days

Hey, I'm gonna tell you 'What actually homeschooling is? What is it's pros and cons? How parents and guardian manage all of that?


So, as you can see homeschooling is made up of two words home & schooling where home means a place or the house & schooling refers to the meaning that where children do studies.

Homeschooling is also known as pre-education, it means the education of children at home or at any other places where children can study.


Homeschooling is usually conducted, by parents tutor or an online tutor.
Homeschooling term is generally evolved from North America. It is also practised in UK & commonwealth countries. Many parents have different, ways of homeschooling. People before these technology works in communities & they planned their homeschooling for the children of society.

In May, it is a legal alternative of pre-education and you will be stunned to hear that there are some other countries which have considered homeschooling as illegal work and restricted it in their respective countries.

History of homeschooling : 

If we talk about the history of homeschooling, people usually engaged in giving pre-education to their children. In most of the cultures, education at home is a common practice. Hiring a professional tutor was an option but only available to the wealthy.


Homeschooling declined in the 19th and 20th century but then it started again because of many people dissatisfied by school education. In the 18th century, people of Europe & many countries lacked in formal education. In the 19th century, formal classroom school became as necessary things for the children in developed countries.

Most American & European native people believed that people traditionally used homeschooling to pass knowledge to children. American people resisted compulsory education in the US.


Many philosophers common theme about homeschooling is that home education should not attempt to bring school type education at home or a view of academic education at home.

Homeschooling is the best way to give supplementary learning to children.

What motivates for homeschooling

Parents generally motivated by focusing on two main points

1. Dissatisfaction with the local schools
2. Interest in increased involvement with their children learning and development.


There are many reasons to motivate people to practice homeschooling, I'm enlisted some of that :
  • To provide religious or moral instructions
  • Concern about the school's environment
  • Dissatisfaction with the academic instructions available at other schools
  • Interest in the non-traditional approach to education
  • The child has other special needs 
  • A child has a physical or mental health problem
  • Other reason
Teaching methods used in a homeschooling

Homeschools use a wide variety of creative methods and materials. People choose different methods to give guidance and knowledge to their children.

Different children have different levels of learning. So, I think education must be customized to support his/her learning level, style & interest. Families try many methods on their children and then go for the best suits for them.

Teaching methods : 

Informal learning - It works outside of the home classroom. Informal learning is pf type to give some actual lifestyle learning. If I take an example that if a child is seeing that plants are growing this will not generate any questions about photosynthesis but they will be definitely cleared of fact that plants grow in the presence of water & sunlight.


Structured versus unstructured - Some families or parents guide their children in a structured way like by making some rules and regulations or curriculum. They follow their rules strictly while in an unstructured way parents just start guiding or teaching their children. No such rules are followed. They believed that learning should be at the level & interest of children.


Unschooling or natural learning - Natural learning terms refer to that type of learning in which children's generally do not rely on heavy textbooks and curricular. Parents do not guide their children as ' teaching ', they facilitate into the interest of the children and exclusively take part in it and call it as ' learning special knowledge '.

Parents do not want to spend so much time on heavy textbooks. Simply, if we can see parents see their role as instructor and model with the necessary skills and the child's role as being responsible for asking and learning.

Unschooling refers to an approach in which parents do not direct the child's education but interact at a higher level, and they leave their children free to explore and learn as their interest lead.


' Unschooling ' doesn't indicate that children or any learners are deprived of education or not being educated but that the child is not being' schooled ' or ' educated ' in a rigid or traditional school-type manner.

Status of homeschooling : 

Homeschooling is legal in some countries as homeschooling is practised regularly and followed by parents regularly in these countries. Countries with most suitable home education include Australia, Canada, New Zealand, The UK, Mexico, Chile and The US.

Some countries have highly regulated homeschooling methods. In some countries, homeschooling is not practised due to its law.

In other countries, where homeschooling is not restricted by law, homeschooling is not socially acceptable or considered desirable and is the virtually non-existed term for their countries.

Outcomes: Pros and Cons

By seeing, the growth of homeschooling in some countries, you might have opted this option for your child also. Some people might confuse while taking the decision for homeschool and some of the common things that drive families to the decision include : 
  • Bullying
  • A child's educational needs not being but within their current school
  • A desire to install a specific worldview
  • To provide flexibility for a child to pursue his/her passion
  • Concern over school safety


Pros of homeschooling : 
  • It provides flexibility to find the passion of the child.
  • Homeschooling provides free time to execute, think and to understand the passion and interest of the child.
  • Homeschooling provides effective learning
  • Homeschooling helps students to make their relationship strong by interacting people of their interest.
  • When students are homeschooled their success is in their hands, so we can say that homeschooling makes students independent and mature.
Cons of homeschooling : 
  • When parents first develop the idea of homeschooling, their first instinct is to ask, ' Can I even do this? ' this is the anxiety of parents.
  • Homeschools change the lifestyle of both parents and child.
  • Homeschooling cost more than a public or private school depending on the curriculum choices set by parents for their children.

So, at last, I think you might have understood all things that I have told through this article.

Thank You !!

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