Sunday, December 9, 2007

Hybridization of Education

Now, Some people say that homeschooling is the hybridization of education.
Hybridization means mixing.
I think that homeschooling is mixing with other homeschooling to make their own classroom or the Cooperative Homeschooling.

Homeschooling can have their own class like classroom in the public school.
For example, the science class for kids, Math Club, Physical Education, Sewing class, Karate class, even Sunday School, etc.

A report by the National Center for Education Statistics estimated that the number of home-schooled children rose from 850,000 in 1999 to 1.1 million in 2003.

This statistics shows that homeschooling is expanding.

Statistics on home schooling are usually estimated, because most states don't require formal reporting. Some states, such as Massachusetts and Rhode Island, require approval that parents have to submit plans and progress reports to their local school district.

Now, Homeschoolers has no problem on socialization.
They can pray with the family at home or jamaah in the masjid.
They have the supporting groups.
They can interact with adults out there and have friends through classroom, gathering, activities, and internet.
They can go to college/university and have good job.
They can compete and win in the contests.
They have field trips.
They have their own classroom that taught by certified teachers.
They learn and have fun, etc....

Homeschooling has alot of benefits for the family, especially for the children.

Insha Allah, for those who still confuse what to do with homeschooling, I hope that this story can make your decision about homeschooling or not for your kids. Insha Allah.

To read more the article:
Expanding the horizon for home-school students
Homeschooling maintain academic success
How to Achieve Homeschool Success
Homeschool Success Stories
Learn how to success in homeschooling
Socialization: A Great Reason Not to Go to School

To watch video:
Starr Defends Right to Homeschool
Ron Paul - Homeschooling