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Any challenges of homeschooling?

Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 9:06 pm
by jpggwo
Hi, Im a student studying early child education.
This is my assignment to interview homeschoolers.
plz answer these questions, if you can.

What are their challenges?
What special efforts have they come up with?
Do they believe they are successful, and why or why not?
What types of materials are being used?
What types of supplied programs do publishers offer?

thanks a lot.

Re: Any challenges of homeschooling?

Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 4:29 pm
by abjennings
jpggwo wrote:Hi, Im a student studying early child education.
This is my assignment to interview homeschoolers.
plz answer these questions, if you can.

What are their challenges?
What special efforts have they come up with?
Do they believe they are successful, and why or why not?
What types of materials are being used?
What types of supplied programs do publishers offer?

thanks a lot.


In the case of Early Childhood Education, a homeschoolers challenges would be the same as any beginning student,..learning to read, write, etc. I have both homeschooled and sent my child to public school and the challenges are the same when it comes to learning. I feel that it is harder to pinpoint where my DS struggles when someone else is teaching him.

Not sure what you mean by the 2nd question??

As far as feeling successful,...well, of course, he does. We as a family encourage him in everything he does. There is more competition in public school so I would say he feels much more successful in a homeschool enviroment.

I use a full curriculum and cover all the subjects that he would learn in public school, but much more reading and critical thinking skills are used at home. The curriculum I am using at home is by far a better choice. There is no comparison.

Supplied programs publishers offer,..I would encourage you to do a search yourself on homeschool curriculums. I use Oak Meadow, A Beka, Rosetta Stone, etc,.. Not sure if that is the answer you're looking for.

Re: Any challenges of homeschooling?

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:22 pm
by momo3boys
jpggwo wrote:Hi, Im a student studying early child education.
This is my assignment to interview homeschoolers.
plz answer these questions, if you can.thanks a lot.


What are their challenges? Time to myself and making sure that I cover everything that needs to be covered, but at the EC level not so much.

What special efforts have they come up with? I use a lot of the library and other Homeschoolers as resources to help me in my efforts.

Do they believe they are successful, and why or why not? I know that I am successful when I see my children suddenly understand something that they didn't before, or reading at a level that they couldn't in the past. I also consider myself successful when other people in the neighborhood notice that my children are more polite and socially adept than the other "brats" that are around, their words not mine.

What types of materials are being used? Library books, workbooks, flashcards, toys, outside, household items, cooking supplies, puzzles, just about anything that you would see in a regular preschool and home.

What types of supplied programs do publishers offer? I don't know, I've never looked at programs that offer full curriculums or supplies.