Homeschooling facts for kids
Homeschooling is a form of education where the parent or guardian is the instructor. The reason for this form of education is usually the guardian is not happy with the nearby schools, or sometimes for religious or moral purposes.
In some countries, such as the United Kingdom, any homeschool arrangement must by law satisfy inspectors that the children's education is sound. This is because, under the Education Act of 1944, parents or guardians are legally obliged to send children to school. The possibility of other methods has been added as a possibility, subject to certain checks.
A common situation is for several families to come together to provide the skills needed. This serves two purposes. First, the range of knowledge and skills is wider, and the schooling has a more social angle, which itself is good for the development of children.
During the coronavirus pandemic many countries have closed schools to stop the spread of covid-19. Many children from all over the world are homeschooling.
Teachers around the globe are creating online lessons for kids that they can do at home.
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Frontispiece to Fireside Education, Samuel Griswold (Goodrich).
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