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    Homeschooling to become more popular than the conventional schools- Do you agree or not?- Active GD.

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    Educational expenses for good English medium schools (starting right from the pre-school level), especially in big cities, are skyrocketing these days. They are burning a deep hole in the parent's pockets. Parents have to stress themselves more to earn more so that they can meet their child's educational expenses. But the quality of teachers and education at many schools is not in keeping sync with the high fees structure. There is a lot of attrition in school as far as teachers are concerned as many teachers now take teaching just as a commercial profession and keep jumping to the other schools which pay more salary. On the other hand school management have become money minded and many schools are merely into money minting business.

    Among these harsh realities, it happens that children do not get a quality education in spite of paying huge fees to the school. But its compulsion for parents to send their school. This brings a question.

    Though homeschooling in India is still in its nascent stage and is yet to get a place in the RTE (Right to Education) Act (but has been accepted as an alternate education system by the Ministry of Human Resources in spirit), it is becoming popular with parents getting the choice to educate their kids at home till Grade 10th by keeping good private tutors and also by spending time themselves. Children getting educated at home can give the 10th board exams by registering themselves privately.

    Keeping all the above factors in mind, do you think homeschooling would be a good alternative to conventional schooling? If 'Yes', why and If 'No', why? Let us discuss this topic in detail.

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  • #645394
    These days education is also a business. All the private schools and colleges are making huge money by collecting a very high fee and donations. The quality of education depends on the quality of the teachers. But many of these private schools employ under qualified people only for the teaching posts and pay them very fewer salaries. So these teachers will have a tendency to change schools. We can't find fault with that as they have to make a living with these salaries only. The government is paying huge salaries to teachers and those teachers are not taking proper interest and working for improving the standards in the school. So people always try to go to private schools only. The government has to make the teachers responsible for the quality education and if necessary medium of instruction should also be changed to English so that parents will send their children to government schools. Homeschooling may be OK but the children will not know how to live in the society and how to be a responsible citizen of the country.
    drrao
    always confident

  • #646706
    I wont agree with the concept of home schooling on the face that it wont be a hit keeping in mind the mentality of the children who wont listen to the parents and thus the teaching that is done through digital media or computer would go waste. Even in schools, the teachers are not able to give individual attention , even though the parents are paying hefty fees, in that case what care would be take by the teacher to ensure quality education through the distance teaching. What I foresee that in future the government would take up the education totally and through best teaching the children would get affordable education at their reach.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #646711
    It is true that good private schools are charging big fees and students are supposed to spend even additional amounts for outdoor excursions or other activities. So sending children to good schools is not everyone's cup of tea.

    From the point of view of cost, Govt schools stand a good choice and many people send their children there. However Govt schools are not having good governance and children may not have improvement in all respects.

    This situation is now demanding the need for home education and if parents or the hired tutors do their job sincerely it is possible to get a student educated in home till he is prepared to appear for high school exam.

    So, home education can definitely be adopted by those parents who can not afford to send their children to high end schools. It is possible to teach them manners and way of talking and giving a talk even in the home environment.

    With the increasing traffic and pollution on the roads, home education is definitely a good option.

    Knowledge is power.

  • #646716
    The parents can send their children to very good corporate schools if they are able to pay the cost for it. There are some private schools where the standards are not at the highest level but they may maintain good discipline. There the fees may be a little less than the corporate schools. Many middle class people send their children here. Then comes the government schools. There are no fees and qualified teachers are available. Good play grounds are available. Mid day meals incentive is there. But the students are less here. The next way is the home schooling. Here we have to engage teachers and call them to our house. A good private teacher will also charge heavily. In any method of education, parenting is important.
    Any parent will always try to provide best education to wards. They will Strech to the maximum possible extent to meet the expenses and expectations. They have to make a choice. Each system is having its own positives and negatives. So they have to consider all these points and take a decision.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #646735
    I wont agree with the notion that for best education, the private schools and the corporate schools are the only resort. What I advise that even studies in government schools are good but that must be supported by the parents at the house and thus children can shine even in government schools. And by the way not all the private schools are costly, those who have the transport facility, play ground, lab facilities and NCC are charging much fees as the activities would more. And the question of private teacher only arise when the boy or the girl shows weak in any subject otherwise tuition also not required.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #646738
    Members are requested to go through the thread properly before coming up with their views.
    'It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it'. - Aristotle.

  • #646741
    As discussed in my earlier post each way let us see for advantages and disadvantages
    Big corporate schools are very costly and only very rich people can afford. But here the students will get into some very high spending mode as all are very rich. I have seen students from very rich families getting spoiled by getting admitted into these schools. The chances are more if we put them in the hostels. But teachers may be good and try to mend the ways of these students. But individually attending each student is very difficult

    Coming to next type private schools, the motto is to see that the students will get maximum marks. They will make them to study and no other activity. Mainly they will resort to mugging up only. Here teachers are not being paid properly and they may be changing very often.

    Coming to government schools, infrastructure is good, qualified teachers will be there.There will be very good facilities for extracircular activities also. But no English medium. The teachers are not very sincere as they are not answerable to anybody.

    The last one is house schooling. Here we will have individual attention.But the students will not have good exposure to society and friends.They may not develop extracircular activities also.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #646748
    With regard to the above debate " Homeschooling would be a good alternative to conventional schooling?" I would like to stand against the notion. The reason for this is education is the all round development of mind, body and spirit. Socialization is an important part of education. Socialization is so much important to bring a sense of co-operation among the individuals which is necessary for enjoying life. School is one of the important social institution will provide an environment and atmosphere which will help the child development. Education is nothing but learning the life itself. So homeschooling would not provide a scope for the student to face real life situations as in the society and thus do not help them to cope up to the real life situations of the society.

  • #646763
    I agree that schooling these days has become expensive but I don't agree with the solution of providing homeschooling.
    It is a school only which can give a conducive environment for a child to grow, books can not give all the things to a child. A child acquires so many personality traits and habits like- being a team player, leader and orator e.t.c, by being with children of his/her age only. Homeschooling can't give all these things to a child so instead, Our focus should be on improving infrastructure and making our government school as capable as these private institutions.
    Next step should be changing the thinking of people that private institutions are not the only place to gain knowledge.

    "It is hardest thing in the world to be good thinker without being a good self examiner"

  • #646775
    Since the school fees are skyrocketing, homeschooling might seem like a great idea and why not? The greatest of men and women humanity has known were home schooled. There is nothing wrong in this education either, given that one gets educated about stuff useful in everyday life too. Now being home schooled doesn't mean the student is cut off from the world. As any school, home schooling too will have timings and the child is free to socialise with his neighbours and make friends. But schools do a good job of reinforcing discipline. The fact that its your home you are studying in, your discipline might get vanished. Because its our attitude to feel free at home. Can such attitude be tolerable in education? What is education without discipline?
    Supposing even that the child's tutor is harsh and strict, he cannot make up for all that a child needs. Home schooling might be a good idea for initial few years but as the age of child grows and the syllabus grows, it is not very practical.
    You will have to hire a multiple teachers for different subjects or find someone adept in two or more subjects, where the first case will make the teaching fee equal to that of any other schools' fee and the second case is a bit unlikely.
    Only the primary education of a child can be possible through home schooling.

    The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.

  • #646780
    Having seen the merits and demerits of the various methods of schooling I am of the opinion that home schooling concept is an acceptable proposition provided the parents can take care of the childs requirements and can provide a conducive atmosphere for learning . If the parents can admit the children in a government school he will learn the matters regarding social living, dealing with different accepts of life as a social being and he will also have a chance to excel in games and sports in which he have interest. The parents has to take care of subject matter by arranging required support internally or externally. This will become an excellent combination for learning. We should think about the pros and cons of this combination in detail.
    drrao
    always confident

  • #646794
    Homeschooling is nowhere equivalent to the schooling we are having currently hence it cannot replace the conventional schoolings. As per my views, we do not send our kids to school only for theoretical studies but to learn many other things which can be learned only in schools. Children learn to survive without parents for a while which brings a confidence in them, they learn to make friends, to help others and even to respect teachers.
    These things cannot be taught at home. The theoretical study is important but one cannot have a successful life if he or she is not strong enough to survive in society.
    Apart from this, can children learn games, team activities, etc through homeschooling? I do not think so.
    The thing which can be done to improve the traditional schooling is to manage the private schools and other educational institutes by the government directly. The government can decide the fee structure in broad terms and can implement the rule accordingly.

    Padmini

    Living & Learning- simultaneous processes!

  • #646800
    Home schooling is also a viable option and only thing in this endeavour is wholehearted involvement of the parents. There are some parents who feel relaxed after sending their children to school that as if their responsibility is over. In fact it is not like that.

    The education begins from the home. Until unless there is an environment of discipline in the house, we can not expect same from the children.

    So conducting regular education in home requires a lot of discipline and code of conduct in the home environment and if it does not seem feasible then of course there is no other way except sending the student to the regular schools depending upon the level of one's financial affordability.

    Knowledge is power.

  • #646801
    6 hours of school cannot be compensated even for 8 hours of homeschooling as there are lots of distraction one can have while studying at home.
    Secondly the lifestyle we are currently having in which both the parents prefer working outside the house, it again raises the question of security when we will be leaving our child with the tutor for homeschooling.

    Padmini

    Living & Learning- simultaneous processes!

  • #646808
    This is an excellent suggestion. In this connection, let us have a few mechanisms in place. I would suggest a basic syllabus with the freedom to study in any manner as deemed fit. The Government itself may consider having online sessions with the students directly, with the help of trained teachers. The text books in the market should also be made available and the syllabus should merely be a guideline. Upto standard five, there is no examination. Let there be a simple public examination in standard six. By this time, the age of the student should be X which should be specified. Let there be just a simple examination after which the student is deemed to have passed the examination. During the next four years, let the students learn on their own, with some broad syllabus guidelines but with total empowerment and freedom to study any subject in whatever way the students deem fit. For example, if there is a simple topic specified as "global warming", the ninth standard student should learn on his own and refer to any number of online sources. Let the public be also given freedom to upload any number of power point presentations in some one hundred public websites that can be accessed through anyone, any student at any level.

    When the level of discussion is so supreme, one can imagine what will happen to the knowledge development of the child. In standard ten, let there be the State Board examination. However, here too, there should be multiple choice questions and so on.

    Let the examinations be themselves testing grounds for creativity and innovation and should be online. Once we reach this level, let there be formal class room training in all schools. So, what will happen is that the students would have gone through all the rigors of formal coaching but at home. However, the availability of online resources should be so huge that the students can access knowledge at a minimum cost. Since the private sector will come in a big way, due to perfect competition, online resources will be so steady and prices will come down automatically.

    This is the kind of change that can work out so well. This is the kind of alternate schooling model that should be worked out. Of course, the changes can be implemented over a period of time. The training of parents can also be thought of. However, only the availability of online resources will determine whether the model will work. However, in the next twenty years, we should ensure that will work. This will bring the cost of education down to realistic levels.

  • #646824
    Quote from Nehru "Every Good brick builds a good building and Every good student builds a Good Nation" one more quote from Benjamin Franklin "An Investment in knowledge pays the best interest". So Investment for the child education will always yield well. But I am not against or oppose of Homeschooling too because in developed countries this Homeschooling is already there and why not we give a try here. If the healthy competition increases then the Private schools might feel the pressure and they think its time to decrease the fees. In Sanskrit, I want to quote a quotation "Sparthaya vardhathe Vidhya" means wherever there is a healthy competition there will be an improvement of art or education.
    A blunt knife or rusted knife can't be useful for anything just for the sake we call it as the knife similar to PayTM series or Sachin or Virat records.

  • #646827
    Homeschooling is a good idea, no doubt about that. If a child has to gather subject knowledge from a book with the help of a teacher (as is happening in schools), it can very well happen from home as well with the help of personal tutors.

    Although, most of the parents are working these days, they might not be able to devote much time & energy tutoring their child; but tutors can do that. Child will be more comfortable at home & will also get personal attention.

    However, child also need outside world's exposure for overall growth & development. For that, we can promote vocational classes, where child can learn various things in practical.

    It's high time that we promote practical education rather than bookish.

    "If you want to make real progress, you must give up all ideas of personal attainment".

  • #646828
    I beg to differ some of the members who participated in this debate Education and discipline are not two different things. A quote from Sanskrit "Vagardhaviva sampruthav vagardh prathiparya jagadhah pitharav parvathi namoh namah" the meaning of this quote where there is a word there is a meaning similarly where there is an Education there will be a discipline. If you are not willing to learn no one can help you and if you are determined to learn no one can stop you. It doesn't matter whether you study in homeschooling or conventional schooling the only matter the most is the determination to learn.
    A blunt knife or rusted knife can't be useful for anything just for the sake we call it as the knife similar to PayTM series or Sachin or Virat records.

  • #646829
    I agree that home schooling will be more popular than conventional schooling and may replace conventional schooling one day. The reasons are as follows:
    1. Few developed countries like Australia, Belgium, etc. have the legalized system of home schooling. So why can't the same be followed in India. It is not that education system of Australia or Belgium is bad. In fact, Australian education is a very popular education system.
    2. If you go through the pre-schools and primary schools of our country, then you will see that these have become a huge business. The schools allow the students to buy books, school uniforms from stores with which they have a tie up. This is not possible in home schooling. The fee of pre-schools are so high. Home schooling is inexpensive.
    3. The pre-schools face a lot of mal management. If you have worked closely with the school management then you would know.
    4. I had been an intern where I had to survey more than 50 pre-schools in Kolkata. So I had seen that the group D staff of many schools beat the kids. They are so small that they become frightened and don't tell that to parents. This is not possible in home-schooling.
    5. The other alarming things in schools are sexual harassment. Kids are docile and innocent. They don't know what forms a part of sexual harassment. Many time they don't know the difference between a touch and a bad touch. Hence they fall prey to these horrible events at schools a lot of times. These are absent in home schooling.

    Live life Kingsize!

  • #646846
    I can't agree that home schooling is better than conventional schooling. Conventional schooling is beyond learning the subjects. How can we expect a a parent, who can't take care of the kid daily at least for 2 to 3 hoursduring the evening hours, to take care whole day. This suggestion of home schooling is for children upto 10th class as such harassment will not be a problem. This sexual harassment will be more in junior and degree colleges. The conventional schooling teaches you the required worldly knowledge in addition to subject matters. At the same time the child will have a chance for alround development. So a well organised government schooling with the combination of home schooling is a better option.
    drrao
    always confident

  • #646865
    I have few very important counter points for some points raised by my fellow authors
    1. I don't agree with one of the points that teachers in the private schools are under qualified. Some of my friends are school teachers. They have either M.Sc. or M.A. degree. In fact, their main complaint is that they are not paid well, in spite of their qualification.
    2. I don't know why a kid won't listen to his or her parents. This maybe common among college students but little kids are always obedient. They can be naughty but not disobedient. If they are disobedient to their parents, then they will obviously not listen to their teachers. So home or conventional both schooling will be difficult for such students.
    3. Mr. Mohan mentioned that distance teaching is not effective. I completely disagree. Had distance teaching been not effective, so many important courses in the master's degree including MCA and MBA will not have been conducted in distance mode all over India and that too successfully. Teaching in distance mode many times include video conferencing. Therefore each teacher can have one to one interaction with the students through video conferencing. It has been found that sometimes it is more effective than classroom teaching. This is because that video is recorded and can be further used by the students to recapitulate what the teacher taught that day. Is it possible in conventional school teaching? Not at all.0
    4.One author mentioned about excursions. These are generally conducted for higher class students. In conventional school teaching many times such outdoor excursions have been in risky affair. In one of the oldest and popular universities of Kolkata few students went in such an outdoor excursion. One of the students went missing and is still missing.
    5.I think Home schooling should not opted for because of the cost. If you are thinking home schooling is better just because the cost is very low, then you should rethink your decision. No option can be better just because it is low cost. It must have other benefits.

    Live life Kingsize!

  • #646868
    The point regarding teachers in private teachers is that they are underpaid. As such the qualified people will go on changing their jobs. Only unqualified people will stick to the posts.
    The children should be brought up by the parents in such a way that they hear the words of elders. Once they brought them up in such a manner they will care for the voice of the parent.
    The discussion is about schooling. Where is the question of distance education.
    Home schooling is not cheap. In my opinion it will cost more. Low cost can't be considered as an advantage. Always return on your investment is to be taken into account.
    Government schools should become more objective and teachers should be made accountable. Then the government schools will be more desirable. With an additional back up from parents will bring good results and children will be more knowledgeable.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #646888
    Aptly. For higher education home schooling might actually cost more. Think about it. The heavy fee you pay for the school isn't the tuition fee alone. There are tons of things the school implements. There are sports,library,extra curricular etc..; that a school charges for. Take in account only the teaching fee/tuition fee of the school. Now compare it with the tuition fee of a home schooling teacher. You needn't be a good accountant to see that you are at loss.

    Home schooling isn't that affordable either. If it became the norm then we would suffer with the lack of private tutors and the existing ones would charge an awful lot.

    The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.

  • #646897
    In a conventional school for a class, there are 50-60 students will be there so taking care of each individual student is a herculean task for the teacher but in homeschool, this type of a headache will not be there. I will write one personal experience when I was joining a new school suddenly a boy with a lot of blood came out there with the help of office boy as his classmate put his compass needle when the boy sat on the bench. So we have to deal with different kind of students in conventional school and those kinds of headaches will not be there in homeschooling.
    A blunt knife or rusted knife can't be useful for anything just for the sake we call it as the knife similar to PayTM series or Sachin or Virat records.

  • #646903
    After reading so many views from the members supporting homeschooling, I would again like to favor our conventional schooling methods. Risks are always associated and it does not matter whether your kid is in school or at home. If a child got injured in school it can happen even at home when 2 siblings are playing together. If a child got missed during a school trip, we have examples where a kid got missed or even kidnapped from his or her own home. So, such incidents can happen anywhere but to keep the kids at home is not the solution for these situations.
    We need to make them strong and aware about the things. We need to make them face the practical world.
    If a child gets homeschooling till 8th or 10th standard, he will not be having friend circle, social circle, for him, his family and tutors will be his world and suddenly when he will join college or any other educational institute for higher education, will he be able to survive?
    When students go to school, study together, they learn to have a healthy competition which helps them to improve themselves which will be missing in homeschooling.
    In all my points, I did not talk about cost as the cost is not the only factor to discuss and please note that home tutors are not working for free.

    Padmini

    Living & Learning- simultaneous processes!

  • #646905
    When we study Statistics Risk factor and Probability are two main aspects here as the probability of caring one or two children an easy deal vs taking care of 50-60 students so the risk factor is less in Homeschooling than Conventional schooling. So the Hypothesis is Homeschooling are risk-free than conventional schooling while taking care of a student.

    Everybody talking of friends and social circles I do not have friends circle(except one or two) as I studied in conventional schooling nowadays to build a healthy social circle is very easy with internet play an important role in modern life.

    A blunt knife or rusted knife can't be useful for anything just for the sake we call it as the knife similar to PayTM series or Sachin or Virat records.

  • #646907
    Every coin will have two sides.
    Same is the case in this issue also.
    If we judge the overall advantages and disadvantages, I say conventional schooling is a better option.
    Home schooling is costly. I agree.
    Home schooling will provide the student only virtual gaming facility. It will deprive them from open play ground with all required infrastructure.
    Home schooling will give you more online friends but not actual friends.some may say conventional schooling will have the chance of bad friends. Here the role of parents and teachers is important.
    A conventional schooling will give a chance for the kid to have overall development.
    A little extra care from parents with conventional schooling will make the kid excellent.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #646912
    The social circle and friends from the online world are not at all safe when we found it risky to allow our kids to send the school of the real world. When we want to save our kids from school mishappenings, do you think that online friends and social circle will be completely safe? And for parents, it is easier to keep an on school activities by visiting schools frequently and meeting teachers personally than to monitor the activities online.
    Padmini

    Living & Learning- simultaneous processes!

  • #646915
    Here we are skipping an important thing the primary or main objective or goal of going to school is to learn for this point all of you agree right! Now friends circle and social circle all are secondary to me they should not be given such importance, of course, they do play a role but that is very minute. Even there are bad and good sides of having friends and social circles too, So my point is if the main objective gets fulfilled it doesn't matter whether you study conventional schooling or homeschooling. As in developed countries, Homeschooling plays a pivotal role in bringing the child career so we can try this here too and it might yield good results.
    A blunt knife or rusted knife can't be useful for anything just for the sake we call it as the knife similar to PayTM series or Sachin or Virat records.

  • #646916
    Schooling does not deal with theoretical knowledge. Schooling is meant to provide the overall growth of students that includes social development, personal development, physical development, educational development, etc. That's the reason, schools focus on extracurricular activities along with the regular classes.
    Why parents select schools with big playgrounds, digital teaching, seminar halls, libraries, etc? If the purpose is only education, then merely classrooms will serve the purpose.

    Padmini

    Living & Learning- simultaneous processes!

  • #646917
    Whatever we do in the conventional schooling we can do it in homeschooling that is why the developed countries have chosen this rather than conventional schooling. As I can challenge the Homeschooling student of a developed country is far better than convention schooling student of here in all aspects.
    A blunt knife or rusted knife can't be useful for anything just for the sake we call it as the knife similar to PayTM series or Sachin or Virat records.

  • #646930
    I would like to start with two points mentioned by Padmini:
    1. Social networks and online world is not safe or children. This is debatable and it is a topic of altogether different discussion. I would request the author not to deviate from the topic. The point is home schooling better than conventional schooling or not. How come social circles and networks are a part of homeschooling? There are there even for conventional school goers. They can hamper the life of any child, be it from home schooling or be it a child who goes to conventional schools. Can you guarantee that conventional school goers will never be a part of social networking?
    2. You talked about theoretical knowledge. Did you know that the reason the schools are bringing digital technologies in their campus, just because the knowledge was becoming too theoretical. It is because the curriculum of the conventional schools are too rigid and failing to make an impact that the concept of home schooling have emerged.

    Live life Kingsize!

  • #646931
    Discussing some benefits of homeschooling:
    1. The teaching quality is better than conventional schooling. As I said, you can digitally record the lectures, so the materials for study are easily available and are of much better quality than conventional schools.
    2. The fee of homeschooling is much lesser than conventional schools.
    3. The teacher student ratio is much better in case of homeschooling. The attention can be given better to the students.
    4. The flexibility of timing in case of homeschooling is a big factor. This makes this type of schooling better than any other form. This flexibility has reduced the stress of the parents.
    5. The benefits of homeschooling have encouraged the working parents of Austria, Belgium, etc. to opt for homeschooling over conventional schooling.

    Live life Kingsize!

  • #646933
    I guess we should not compare the lifestyle of foreign countries with our country because there are many leaps which we need to cover before jumping on the conclusion to catch them on homeschooling.
    The teaching culture, the teachers, the home environment are completely different in other countries.
    I mentioned online social networks because it was already raised in a response.
    Recall your own times, did not you feel happy while going to school at the early age of yours? I regularly witness that happiness on my son's face while dropping him for school at the bus stop. he feels excited to meet his friends and teachers. He always gets curious to know in what way his friends have done their homework or craft work and when he comes back from school, he shares that with me. These are some things which cannot be taught at home or even through books.
    I guess, there is nothing different with my son and it is a general case of kids of this age group.

    Padmini

    Living & Learning- simultaneous processes!

  • #646935
    In these days viral fevers easily spread through the air so they are once effected they easily get distributed to others and that leads to being very dangerous for a child health in conventional schooling. So once they get cured of the disease they miss some of the classes and in conventional school to take care of a particular child and revise of those lessons is very difficult but in homeschooling, it is not at all difficult one.
    A blunt knife or rusted knife can't be useful for anything just for the sake we call it as the knife similar to PayTM series or Sachin or Virat records.

  • #646946
    If a student joins in the famous school even then he/ she will go to tuition centers for to gain extra knowledge or for to cope up with competitions of his/her classmates but this issue will not raise in Homeschooling.
    A blunt knife or rusted knife can't be useful for anything just for the sake we call it as the knife similar to PayTM series or Sachin or Virat records.

  • #646949
    The concept of going to school is to learn. In the society we will have good and bad. A matured person will understand what is right and what is wrong. But a school going children will not have such knowledge. I agree. But the same problem will be there with house learning also. These days we are seeing many people completely spending time on social sites. Irrespective of type of schooling the parents monitoring is more important to avoid this issue.
    Thinking of viral fevers and not sending children to school is not proper. There is no guarantees that a child in the hous will not get these problems. This is not a valid reason to support house learning.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #646963
    #646949 Do you guarantee a student who is absent for a month will review the lessons for the whole month when he /she is back in conventional schooling?
    A blunt knife or rusted knife can't be useful for anything just for the sake we call it as the knife similar to PayTM series or Sachin or Virat records.

  • #646980
    Aptly. For higher education home schooling might actually cost more. Think about it. The heavy fee you pay for the school isn't the tuition fee alone. There are tons of things the school implements. There are sports,library,extra curricular etc..; that a school charges for. Take in account only the teaching fee/tuition fee of the school. Now compare it with the tuition fee of a home schooling teacher. You needn't be a good accountant to see that you are at loss.

    Home schooling isn't that affordable either. If it became the norm then we would suffer with the lack of private tutors and the existing ones would charge an awful lot.

    The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.

  • #646993
    We have got an impression in our mind that present schooling system is good for the overall development of a student and homeschooling is not able to provide this.

    It is not true. In fact homeschooling has many advantages like strict control on the students as regards to their habits, character, company and other such aspects.

    We can keep a close monitoring of student's progress and other attributes. They can be sent out time to time for sports and other outdoor activities which they will like to undertake as a good change.

    It is basically to manage the student to acquire education in homeschooling environment.

    When we send him to a boarding school of high repute then it is only our assumption that he would be doing good. Though there are so many cases where students are spoilt when they were sent to colleges or universities for studies.

    Knowledge is power.

  • #647007
    A student who is absent for one month either in conventional schooling or home schooling definitely will have blaklogs. Either conventional schooling or home schooling he has to finish the syallabus in the academic year only otherwise he will be losing a year. So the students should put an extra efforts to complete the syallabur. When I was in my 9th classI had fever and I couldn't attend school for a month. After that I had to spend extra time to complete the syallabus. That year I secured first rank in the class.so we can't say home schooling is good for people who will be getting absent from school.
    drrao
    always confident

  • #647008
    How college education will come into picture here. The thread is regarding schooling. So students going to colleges and universities will be out side scope of this discussion. The parents should always have a watch on the children. When the parents develop a rapport with the teachers it will become easy for them to monitor their kids. If the parents don't have a little time daily how they can take care of them whole day. It is the basic responsibility of the parents to catefully monitor them. Based on this we can't say home schooling is better option. The parents can’t go away from their responsibilities by sending them to conventional schools.
    drrao
    always confident

  • #647016
    I am listening to words like "sexual harassment" and "physical abuse". We must not forget that at present the most cases of child abuse surfacing are all family related. In schools we have advanced security and a responsible authority. In houses, where a student is locked in with his tutor is not well guarded. By every logic, schools and colleges offer better protection.

    How is home schooling inexpensive is my foremost question? How can one gather teachers of different subjects and suggest them to get your job done for less money? You will end up paying higher than that of an average school fee. My school fee was 35,000Rs per year. Imagine I hired six home tutors to home school me for my 10th class.
    I would pay each a 2000-5000 Rs per month. I'm being very generous in this accounting because maths professors charge huge sums.
    Maths is the subject that most students face trouble with. The home schooling fee sky rockets as we gradually scale it to higher studies.

    How can I forget laboratory! Biology and physics laboratory of schools are inseparable from curriculum. These cannot be taught at home. Practical studies at field is absolute.
    Schools can only maintain a proper laboratory and educate properly.
    How come no one spoke about laboratories until now? How come no one questioned about significance of libraries until now?
    Experiments and research cultivated by labs and libraries are pillars of education. Home schooling can never erect those pillars.

    The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.

  • #647035
    When a kid is at home it does not guarantee that he will never become sick or will never catch infections. You cannot lock your kids just for this reason.
    Regarding the countries having legally adopted homeschooling, the number is quite less and we also have countries standing against homeschooling. So, why to look only for those who are following homeschooling! We are not the sheep herd and we should think logically about the pros and cons and then only should decide what is better.

    Padmini

    Living & Learning- simultaneous processes!

  • #647037
    Yesterday there was an incident happen where the teacher beat the student because she was not coming to his tuition center so he(teacher) put a grudge on the student where the parents came and quarrel with the school management these things are most common in conventional schooling.

    I bet if you have sample survey Out of 100 students, 60-70 students will have a home tutor or they will go to tuition center
    in which the student is lag behind or unable to coop up or to improve on the subjects that means no proper attention to the student in conventional schooling hence it concludes Homeschooling is an alternative for conventional schooling.

    A blunt knife or rusted knife can't be useful for anything just for the sake we call it as the knife similar to PayTM series or Sachin or Virat records.

  • #647042
    Based on a single incident we can't decide on the system. I know a teacher who takes extra classes to the students who are weak in Mathematics free of cost. These are all rare incidents. We should not take them as problems. What we have to do is the same matter should be brought to the notice of the management and see that that teacher will be removed.
    Tuitions are not required to the school going children if parents can see them daily 1 or 2 hours.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #647044
    #647042 No, it was a daily routine in conventional schooling where these type of incidents happen some will come to limelight and some will be in the dark.

    #647042 why the concept of a residential system arise if the parents have time to look after the child?

    Why are the students suiciding in conventional schooling when they fail in public examinations or not able to get a rank or a particular grade? Because the school management and the parents put a lot of pressures on the student. some students suicide because they can't bear the harassment of the school management like prolonged study hours. In this competitive environment of conventional schooling, they want to show their superiority and this is why education is now a business...

    A blunt knife or rusted knife can't be useful for anything just for the sake we call it as the knife similar to PayTM series or Sachin or Virat records.

  • #647047
    If the parents are not having time of one or two hours also how home schooling will work and help the student in becoming a good learner. If somebody hires one or two tuition teachers to come and teach in the house the entire show will not be over. The parents should spend considerable time with their child. Otherwise the homeschooling concept may not work in the desired way.
    A parent who pressurises the child for ranks and marks will never opt for homeschooling. Pressurising the children without knowing their strengths and weaknesses is not a good parenting. They should mould their behaviour.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #647049
    If parents pressurize their kids for securing a good position, then it will not change in homeschooling also. Suicides are not happening in school going students very frequently, in fact, it is more common in college going candidates. But the reasons are different.
    A healthy competition is always better for improvement and that can be taught in conventional schooling only.
    We should not be completely dependent on teachers only, parents need to take care and keep an eye on what the kids are doing in general. We should also be aware of the friend circle of our kids.
    Tuitions are made for support and not for complete teaching and it is needed by kids where either both the parents are working or if they are not well qualified to go with the kid's education.

    Padmini

    Living & Learning- simultaneous processes!

  • #647051
    1. Who said sexual harassment only occurs in junior colleges only? Had that been the case then why has there been so many child abuse case registered in India this year?
    2. I have seen a few working parents who give less time but quality time to their child. They do everything that's required for a healthy growth of their child.
    3. Someone mentioned that homeschooling is more costly. I beg to differ. Again I will refer to my past experiences. Preschools in Kolkata can cost you up to 1.5 lakh for admission. Is this amount really necessary? Are preschools necessary for our children?
    4. I think one of the reasons why homeschooling is becoming popular is that nowadays it is becoming a necessity, while conventional schools are becoming a luxury.
    5. The youngest US president Theodore Roosevelt was home schooled. The members of the famous rock band Jonas Brothers were home schooled. Who knows, if you home school your child, one day he can become the president of India or the ultimate heartthrob of girls of India.

    Live life Kingsize!

  • #647054
    6. There is a reason why first world countries are preferring home schools. The reason being that the profound substance abuse among the students. The students of popular schools and colleges fall prey to the drug peddlers. You can see the real scenario in a lot of India movies. That is why homeschooling is a boon to India. Here the students are in proper vigilance.
    7. In homeschooling every thing is transparent to the parents. The parents are given the freedom to choose and modify the curriculum. I think this flexibility should always be there in schools.
    8. Working parents are highly educated. So they can groom their children with utmost care and sincerity. They can easily track the loopholes in the education of their child. So homeschooling is the best option for these parents.
    9. The students get more time for themselves if they are home schooled. They get less tired for their extracurricular activities. They get more time to play. Therefore, homeschooling can make them true all-rounders.

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  • #647062
    Homeschooling is the definitive alternative to conventional schooling there is no second thought in it because conventional schooling fails in so many aspects that is why to address those issues Homeschooling comes to picture.
    When we are in the residential system we have a homesick holiday for 10 days and after returning also we felt we are homesick and we are unable to concentrate on studies and Homeschooling is a very good option for these kind students and situations.

    A blunt knife or rusted knife can't be useful for anything just for the sake we call it as the knife similar to PayTM series or Sachin or Virat records.

  • #647151
    Someone mentioned that preschools cost up to 1.5 laks in Kolkata. And we cannot base upon one incident or one object the generalised judgement. Not all schools charge in millions. If parents opted a very high standard luxurious school, then it must be in their capacity to pay. I've already mentioned my school didnt charge more than 35,000 Rs per year. The engineering college I study in now, doesn't charge more than 66,800rs.

    I admit I don't study in any IIT but the institution I study in is very respected. It is the choice of an individual to choose his career and his institution. Home schooling is no different. If you recruit a very reputable personality as a tutor you are obviously going to incur heavy fees.

    These specialized schools are not pricey for nothing. They teach skating, tennis, swimming, camping, elocution, they provide classes with A.C. and smart TV. They even teach languages like French and Spanish to children. To even imagine that all of these would be covered in your regular old inexpensive fee structure is not greed then what is it?
    Improvement needs money or should I say improvement depends on investment.

    The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.

  • #647162
    I differ from the point that sexual harassment is more in primary and secondary school levels. Many instances we are hearing are mainly from outside the schools and many instances are with in the family. Thinking homeschooling is an answer for sexual harassment is not proper. Many instances of sexual harassment cases are in the other areas also and that is to be taken separately.
    Whatever may be the method of education, parents care for these teenage children is a primary requirement. When they don't have much time, they should see that they will get admitted in good schools and spare sometime for monitoring their children.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #647164
    The environment of homeschooling is entirely different from the conventional schooling. Homeschooling is basically tutoring the child at home, where parents as well as other tutors teach the child at home. Let's take a look at both the environment and methodologies, step-by-step.

    The conventional school: A big building, consisting of many rooms where a group of children, according to their standards are taught the same topic at the same time by a particular teacher. The children share knowledge among them, participate in different activities, play together and make friendship. Here each of them has different capabilities and perform accordingly. Few are extremely bright, few average and few do not perform well in the exams. In most of the cases, the quality of a student is always judged through the marks she/he scored in the exams and the parents also pressurize them to keep the score at a higher level. In reputed schools there are play grounds where the students play their favourite games. They say game is a part of extracurricular activities. The curriculum is just like that, you have to study the subjects. Then there are teachers, who are responsible to impart quality education among the children. Many of these teachers choose the profession just because they think this is the most comfortable job. At times, we hear of students being abused by a teacher. Earlier teaching was a noble profession, now many teachers deviate from the path and make this teaching a kind of business. These particular teachers do not pay much attention to every student, only the ones who score good marks do get their attention and of course there are private tuitions. Hence the weaker ones are always neglected inspite of paying a hefty tuition fee. The higher the standard of the student, in a school, becomes, the more the number of tutors are engaged. Other than private tutors nowadays there are a number of tutorials coming up specializing in different methodologies.

    Homeschooling: This term is comparatively new in India, but finding it's way. Parents are the first teacher of a child and play a very significant role to turn the child into a wonderful human being. Whatever may be the benchmark of the school, good parenting is the key. When parents take care of the education also, a child flourishes in a beautiful way. The parents understand their child's capabilities and interests and accordingly nurture them. At home, with the help of parents and tutors the child learns the same thing as in school. A child is grown up in a best way when the environment is free. Discipline, as followed in schools, doesn't mean attending the said class at the said time and being less talkative at class, rather it means doing the correct thing in a particular way. This can be imparted in homeschooling too. There may not be playground or enough friends as in school, but in case of homeschooling the parents can always encourage the other children following the same method of education to participate in outdoor games on a regular basis. The parents will not be worried about the children's activity in homeschooling and can monitor them more efficiently. The only thing that is required for homeschooling is constant support and guidance of the parents. Nowadays the parents are busy with their own profession and hardly find time for their child. For these parents it's hard to manage homeschooling for their children, but it can be managed by arranging tutors for the children. If we look into the cost, then comparatively homeschooling will be cheaper. Because at school, there are both tuition fees and fees for the private tutor, while for homeschooling you have to pay only for the private tutor.

    For both the cases the goal is to gain the knowledge and to sit for the board exam. I find the option of homeschooling much better than that of conventional schooling and hence do agree that homeschooling will become popular in the coming days.

    Sankalan

    "Life is easier when you enjoy what you do"

  • #647173
    We should generalize the facts with few occurrences. Preschools are available with varying fee structure and they have their own reasons to charge that. As Aditya mentioned, higher fee charging schools are providing extra facilities to justify their fee but those activities are not required for preschool level kids hence they find is costly.
    In my personal experience, I was searching for good school for my son and visiting many schools. One school was having 1 lakh fee and when I asked the break up the person said that they teach French, German and Spanish to kids. I couldn't stop laughing. Guess when we are trying hard to teach hindi and English to our kids, they are trying to teach them foreign languages.
    So, if you don't want you can avoid such schools.
    Secondly, homesickness is something to be treated and not supported. So if a kid is too much homesick, parents must work on that. Because even after school, kids may need to stay away from for higher studies. One of my friend got job in Apollo hospital and left that job just because he was feeling homesick.
    Educated parents do not always pay enough attention to their kids. It depends on their life style and in most of the cases I have seen spoiled kids when both the parents are working.

    Padmini

    Living & Learning- simultaneous processes!

  • #647193
    1. The best thing about home schooling is that the curriculum is not strict or rigid. The curriculum is flexible and designed by a lot of professionals. The parents also can take part in it. The beauty of this is that you can incorporate all the necessary topics that a child requires and deserves to know in today's world, in that education. Today's parents are so educated that they know which topics would enhance the mental growth of their child. So they must get a right to put forward their opinion. Conventional schooling isn't giving them this chance.
    2. The rush that every parents face in the morning is slowed down. Now the parents can deviate their minds to other important things. They are not busy in cooking all morning. Because there is no rush to pack the tiffin box of their kids. The children are going to eat nicely cooked dishes at home. So this leads to two advantages. Firstly, the parents can watch that their child finishes the entire tiffin. Secondly, the lunch is freshly cooked. It is not cooked at 6/7 Am in the morning and staying stuffed inside the box for 4-5 hours. So the food remains healthy.
    3. Just now one thing came to my mind. All of us were ragged when we were in school. None of us will say that they weren't Home school guarantees NO ragging. There is no peer pressure. A lot of times kids commit suicide due to peer pressure. As there are no peers to handle no such unwanted interference in life.
    4. Talking about unwanted interference, any child can focus totally in studies while being home schooled. He or she can learn properly and effectively. Here there are no way to chit chat with friends and waste time.
    5. Home schools are the future of India. They are going to change the entire current scenario. Today businessmen have established lots of schools and take unnecessary high fees for very little development. Many schools don't have ample amount of CCTV and don't provide children any security, yet they charge high.
    5. Talking about security, children are totally secure, when it comes to home schooling. Can you guarantee the same for conventional schooling. The answer is NO.

    Live life Kingsize!

  • #647281
    1. I don't know whether any of you have thought this before, but home schooling generates a feeling of family bonding. The parents stay more closer to their children. This is very important for working parents. The families where both the parents are working seldom find time to be with their children. Most of the time the children are at schools, when they come back their parents are still working. But due to the flexibility offered in home schooling, the families can actually be together. They can spend much time together and quality time together.
    2. In conventional schooling, you get a stipulated time of 45 minutes for each period. This time is not enough for every student as intelligence level of all isn't the same. Home schooling allows the students to get extended help beyond those 45 minutes. Sometimes teachers in conventional schools are reluctant to explain anything beyond class hours. I have faced this problem when I was in school. Had my parents knew about home schooling, my problems would have been lesser.
    3. The home schools sometimes see the level of the child's IQ first and then design the curriculum for him or her. So here the course is according to the need of the child. In conventional schools the children mold themselves according to the course curriculum. Their ultimate need, interest goes beneath the blanket.
    4. The course design is very effective. The focus is on practical implementation and imbibing the knowledge. Many conventional schools even today encourage mugging up. They give home tasks to students to check how good they are at mugging up. This is not the case in home schooling. Here knowledge is gathered for the future growth of the child. Here child is the main focus and not the completion of the syllabus. There is no pressure to complete the full syllabus. The course curriculum is flexible. Again it proves that home schooling is the future of the children.
    5. Home schooling is the perfect mix of strictness and nurturing. The children actually learn by sitting beside their parents. They have nothing to fear. The entire process of home schooling is very transparent. This transparency makes home schools better than conventional schools.

    Live life Kingsize!

  • #647290
    I don't prefer home schooling over conventional method for following reasons:
    1. School is a sensation. Haven't you been taught your mother tongue by your mom? Education doesn't start with admission in school. It starts with your birth. But nothing can replace the feel for school. It is an essential phase in ones life. To see only utility of this phase and not its beauty is senseless.
    2. Sexual harassment? Child abuse? Less exposure to vices and ailments? Can you avoid all these by home schooling? No! What after schooling then? How can such a protected piece of a human be a functional adult? Imparting the ability to make a decision, is what education is about. Preventing your young from making choices is sheer stupidity and utter violation of human rights. It's even torture in a sense. All kinds of abuses exist everywhere. To think that caging your child will prevent such accidents is impractical.
    3. Laboratories and libraries are integral parts of education. You cannot progress without them. Only certified schools can afford and maintain their arrangement. Home schooling clearly lacks there.
    4. Schools are the place where students learn their talents. What sort of insight or realization do you think home schooling can offer?
    5. A home schooled individual lacks several social skills. He would be anxious. Citing great scientists as examples of home schooled prodigies won't do. These scientists were eccentric. Do you want your child to have a purely utilitarian childhood?
    6. Schools also provide tons of entertainment and extra curricular projects where a child can shine. These will be included in the resume' in future, making job searches easier.

    I can go on and on showing how impractical home schooling is. Home schooling seems like a budget way to educate. But it lacks several qualities of a good education system.
    Thus I conclude my part in GD.

    The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.

  • #647292
    1. There are concerns raised by members regarding more sexual harassment at conventional schools, but the case is not limited to schools only. Child sexual abuse is increasing at an alarming rate and there are instances of private tutors harassing children too.
    2. In the melee of school and private tuition the childhood is lost. Nowadays children are too busy with studies and after school hours they take private tuition in many cases. All of us complain that children are becoming much pressurized, that can be reduced a lot in homeschooling, where there will be only one type of activity of studies and that too at home only.
    3. Have you ever taken the bag they carry on their backs while going to school? Much debates were taken place earlier to reduce the heavy load. In homeschooling, there will be no load on their backs, that's a definite advantage.
    4. Conventional schools indeed provide library facilities, but now, in the age of high speed internet they hardly search books for information. Everything is available at the click of a mouse. So, this problem too is taken care of in homeschooling.
    5. One boring thing among the children is home task. In homeschooling you are at home only and completing tasks becomes part of regular activity.
    6. Tutors play a very important role to impart education on children, but tutors are not the only option. We see so many children learning different interesting things and subjects themselves just by surfing the net and youtube videos. Many may talk of the vulnerability of internet for children, but under proper parental observation and guidance things can be done in case of homeschooling. In many cases it is seen that bad habits and vices are developed by associating with peers and in homeschooling these chances are much less.
    Hence homeschooling is a better option compared to conventional schooling.

    Sankalan

    "Life is easier when you enjoy what you do"

  • #647293
    I will like to conclude by saying that home schooling has a lot of benefits and it will be implemented in India in the future. I would like to mention some points in this regard.
    1. To implement home schooling, the infrastructure should be improved at the homes where the students will be taught. Everything necessary to build up the virtual educational world should be first created at the parents' house.
    2. The awareness about home schooling must be increased. This type of GDs, seminars would help people know about this more, The rural areas have not heard about home schooling. The government must take the initiative in this regard.
    3. The students must get a taste of both worlds. Then they should get to decide which form of education do they want to continue. So I think the government should keep home and conventional schooling as parallel and plausible options. It is the student who should be the ultimate decider of the schooling. If he decides that home schooling is better, let him continue with that. No company should bar any student to apply for the job based on the mode of schooling. This way a true developed India will be seen in the future.

    Live life Kingsize!

  • #647294
    I see a lot of good discussion happening on this topic justifying the reasons for their standpoint whether it is for or against. I could not be part of this discussion earlier and hence I would like to put both my first as well as concluding comments on this topic. I stand in favor of homeschooling concept.

    My friends have discussed varieties of reasons expect studies as to why we send our children to school and it includes things like socializing, making friends, extracurricular activities, fun etc. But the primary objective of sending the child to school is getting good education and knowledge which we cant impart at home so that child does well in academics going forward. Rest of the things can be considered as secondary aspects. So what if we see that school is not able to fulfill the most primary objective of imparting good education and knowledge? Do we have any alternatives other than school, sadly no! Many private CBSE/ICSE schools in big cities are charging hefty fees which varies from minimum 1.5 lakhs to even more and if you see their quality of teachers and education it is not worth it. Now, this is not the question of one or two schools who are like this. These days many schools are taking high fees and donations but the quality of education they impart is below par. Schools have become more of a mafia and money minting business in big cities. They have a monopoly now as poor parents have no other choice with them. They need to put their sons or daughters in one of the schools. This is where a need arises to have some alternate options which can break the monopoly of the schools and homeschooling can be one such option. Problem with convention schools is that though school management earns handsome amount of money but they are always stringent in giving respectable salary to their teachers. This results in attrition among teachers.

    If the concept of homeschooling gains popularity then the schools will definitely have a competitor and they will pull up their socks to enhance their quality. To answer other question as to how homeschooling can ensure all-round development of the child as it would bar kids from socializing, extracurricular activities etc, I would say let's keep the things separate. If a school is not providing a proper quality education in spite of charging a huge amount from parents then it has no meaning even if it is providing excellent extracurricular activities. Getting education is the main reason behind sending the child to school and if that is not served it is a waste of money. Instead, a child can easily do homeschooling and then go to an extra hobby and sports classes if parents wish. They can even make friends in apartments, neighbors etc and play with them. So let us keep the two things – study and extracurriculars, socializing separately. If a school is not providing a good education then it's of no use. Extracurriculars can be had from other sources as well.

    But here comes other difficulties with homeschooling. Where have parents that much time to teach their kids and track their progress? In this materialistic world, everybody is busy in earning more and more money to satisfy their lifestyle. Well, it is the tradeoff that has to be made. If parents feel that they want to go for homeschooling then they need to carve out time for their kids during evening hours and weekends and arrange for good tutors as well. It may seem difficult but all new things have difficulty to start with. For the parents whom just sending the child to school is enough and they do not care much about the quality of education everything is fine but for the parents who feel that quality of the education their kids get does matter and they cannot leave their child to the mercy of the school homeschooling can be a welcome option.

    So I feel homeschooling should be popularised to break the monopoly of the conventional schools and to show thumbs down to money minded tactics of the conventional private schools.


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