Homeschooling is a good concept and we can say that we would be going back to our Gurukul era. Earlier, we had the so-called homeschooling and it is reflected in our ancient scriptures where the children would be sent to Gurus and they would keep them and teach them. Then we had the so-called small Anganwadi or Balwadi where small children would learn alphabets and rhymes.
Now due to pandemic situation throughout the state, country and world, as a precautionary measure, we are going back to our old tradition of learning from home. A home is the best place to be and if one has the facilities, it would be a more convenient and easy way of learning.
Some thoughts need to be cleared when we think of homeschooling in the so-called new-gen era.
a) We are all living in a small house or are nuclear family, both parents going to work, who will teach the child?
b) Do all the homes have common facilities required for homeschooling?
c) Are both the parents or elders in the family ready to teach or know the syllabus to teach their children?
d) Will the children be ready to learn without strictness that is followed in the school?
e) Who can guide the child when in doubt or find difficulty in learning or concept?
If we are able to come up with some solutions, I think homeschooling would become an acceptable trend alternative in the coming years in India.
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