EDT 265 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Social Studies, Unschooling, Quiverfull

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22 Mar 2017
Early 19th: most children received their education at home
States then began passing attendance laws, forcing people to go to public or
parochial schools
1980s: homeschooling movement begins with evangelical christians
Attendance laws began to loosen
2.3 million kids are homeschooled in the U.S.: 2016
They typically score better on standardized tests and ACT/SAT
Generally less structured
Revolves around child’s schedule, interests, and level of readiness for
certain topics
Curriculums are offered by school districts or private companies
Rules regarding curriculum varies from state to state
Some states are more hands on with checking on the students
Alternative to conventional curriculum; child-directed learning
Kids learn through experiencing the world
They can pursue their interests
The goal behind this is not to crush the natural curiosity of a child
Make up 10% of the homeschooling community
Most of these students went into more creative careers
Why homeschool?
More quality family time
Give children religious education
Stronger academics
Children with special needs need one on one attention
Protect children from bullying in school
Provide the stability, when they frequently move
Education needed to homeschool child/other question
Need GED or highschool diploma
Or must have a college graduate be able to check on the student
Need to turn in curriculum to the state, and a list of materials you are using
Must have student take an annual assessment
Can teach the subjects however you want, but have to teach a specified
Student can play for local sports teams
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