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What is Classical Homeschooling?

Mar 28, 2008
Parents who want their children to have the best education possible will want to look closely at classical homeschooling. Homeschooled children have a lot of advantages.

Children who are homeschooled get more individual attention, which translates to a better education.

Children who are homeschooled have another advantage: They get to learn in a safe and comfortable setting. They don't have to switch from classroom to classroom, and they don't have to be distracted by other disruptive students or new surroundings.

Parents who homeschool their children are creating an opportunity to strength their relationships. Homeschooling parents make a greater impact on their child's education.

Although there are several techniques for homeschooling, we're going to concentrate on just one of them: Classical homeschooling, which follows a traditional education model.

Classical homeschooling is made up of primary, secondary, and tertiary phases, kind of like elementary, junior high, and high school.

However, there is a huge different between homeschooling and an institutional form of this education. Classical homeschooling at its best focuses on the child's mental development, not just his or her age.

Children don't have to move on to the next phase until they're ready.

The methods of classical homeschooling date back to medieval times. This method is effective: It's been tested and tried for a very long time.

Young children are taught the basics of reading, writing, and math. Once children master all the concepts in this phase, they move on to the grammar phase. This phase primarily focuses on composition.

The last phase in Classical homeschooling education is the dialect stage. In this stage children seriously study reading and writing and arithmetic. They also focus on rhetoric and public speaking in this phase.

Classical homeschooling allows a child to move at his/her own pace. It is nice to know that a child has to master a concept before moving on. They aren't just passed automatically from grade to grade.

One of the great things about homeschooling is how flexible it is. If you want to supplement a Classical approach with another method, there's nothing stopping you. For example, you could build study units around a theme. You have the freedom to do this when you teach your child at home.
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