Learning Versus Teaching: The Home-Schooling Movement Research Paper

Learning Versus Teaching: The Home-Schooling Movement
A thorough and in-depth study into home-schooling as a viable alternative to America's public education system.
# 7274 | 5,300 words | 48 sources | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 06, 2003 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Social Issues)

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An extensive study of home-schooling, evaluating this form of education with a positive outlook based on a large body of evidence including standardized test scores, collegiate performance and expert opinions. The paper explores education theories and the history of public education in America. The author of the paper offers conclusive and thought-provoking arguments in favor of home-schooling.

From the Paper:

"For years, reform within the public, mandatory educational system was viewed by most as the only option for improving education. Now, we have seen the advent of the "home schooling movement," a response to educational reform involving complete renunciation of the public school system, and home schooling has received increasing media coverage. Yet the idea of teaching children at home is not a new one. Shaw and others saw the advantages of home schooling over a century ago. "My schooling [...] prevented me from being educated to such an extent," he wrote, "which infuriates me to think of all I might have learned at home by myself" (quoted by Libertarian). In his time, the idea of keeping a child at home, instead of sending them to school, was entertained by only a few radical thinkers, but it is now a viable option for American families, legal in all fifty states (Callaway 6). Given this newfound freedom, we should explore the possibility that home schooling is a superior approach to learning, with better long-term results, than public education -- just as the intellectual elite of Shaw's day suggested."

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