Frequently Asked Questions
1) What is Home Schooling?
Home schooling is a system of teaching children without any limitations of school time, syllabus, scheduled time table etc. Home schooling is the most flexible and diverse option available, that is to teach your child everything that he would like to learn and things that he must learn in a less structured approach where the learning is timed with the interest and readiness of the child.
2) Who can Home school their children?
Any family who decides to take charge (responsibility) of the child’s education can home schools their children. Parents of home schoolers are normal parents and live just like the rest in cities, metros, suburbs and villages or in the country side they are doctors, lawyers, teachers and professionals just like all of us.
3) Is home schooling accepted generally legal?
Home schooling is becoming popular and is widely accepted around the world. Though it first began in U. S. it is also legal and accepted in India. As of now home schoolers are not eligible to take the CBSE, ICES, ISC and CVE or CBSE exams. Whereas home scholers can definitely take the Cambridge International Examination and the Cambridge AS and A level. In addition to this home schoolers can also take the examination of the National Institute of Open Learning which caters to the needs of learners through open and distance education.
4) How much does home schooling cost?
Usually parents who home school their children are concerned about the cost on home schooling but depending on the choice of subjects home schooling can cost either little or more, If a parent decides to use packages such as Learn Next, Home Revise etc. even than it definitely is more reasonable than sending children to International School. In other words home schooling costs are between the fees of government aided school and a private school.
5) What are advantages of Home Schooling?
The advantages of home schooling are in numerable. Any parent would like to home school their child. There is no time constraint for home schooling and therefore it strengthens the family bonds as parents and children spend, lot of time learning and playing together and enjoying the small nuances of day to day life. Further it also help the parent to identify the strengthens and weaknesses of the child and to take necessary corrective measures. Since there is no restriction of time a child has the freedom to understand and learn until he/she satisfied and over and above all this the child has the flexibility to choose the subject of interest/liking.
6) What are disadvantages of home schooling?
The disadvantages are seemingly low but a lot of parent definitely are concerned that they have to face loss of income since a parent has give time to the child’s learning. This can become difficult for some parents but if considered properly can be managed.
7) Will my child get admission in college?
Once the child has cleared the qualifying entry level exam, he is treated at par with other schooling children and is eligible for getting admission in college.
8) What is the future of home schooling children?
The future of home schooling child is just the future of any other child who has gone to school. In fact home schooled children are more confident.
9) How are home schooling children doing socially?
Home schooling children have more time to spent in curricular activities and can pursue their hobbies therefore they have a good social circle. In fact if the child is an extrovert they definitely have a good social circle and unlike schooling where they usually have friends of their age. They learn to mix with all age groups.
10) Will my child succeed if he does not go to school?
Yes, of course. Schooling and education are totally different things and schooling has nothing to do with learning.