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The Basics Of A Good Home School Course Program

Jan 1, 2008
Reading, writing and arithmetic form the core studies that compose the basic curriculum for school grades one through 12. This basic curriculum is the same whether public, private and home schooling.

The major differences between the three types of schooling are that a public and private school setting is the delivering of education to children in a social setting and facilitated by professional instructor. Home school courses are taught to a child, and usually, within the confines of the family's home under the teaching supervision of a parent.

Obviously, it is the desire of parents to provide the best education available for their children. Coupled with this desire is to control the educational environment as much as possible. Those controls include the provision of a safe environment and an education that reflects the values and beliefs of the child's parents. These are two reasons why so many parents today have chosen to enroll their children in a home school course program to meet the educational needs of their kid.

There are four basic types of a home school course program that you can choose from. It includes home schooling through the Internet, computer software, videotape instruction and from textbooks.

Each of these type of a home school course is acceptable and should be selected by keeping one overriding factor in mind. That factor is based on choosing the program that best suits the learning style of your kid. For example, some kid are very visual in their learning process. Therefore, you may wish to consider the videotape instruction which is more appropriate. If your child enjoys working at the computer then perhaps the best home school course program to enroll in is through the Internet.

With home schooling becoming more popular, it is important to consult with the various levels of government that oversee the education of child. It is important that your home school course meets the educational guidelines as imposed by those governments.

Length Of Study In Home School

Because any home school course is facilitated by a parent or legal guardian of the child, the pace at which the children learn is completely up to the parent. However, there must be steady progress in the child's educational process. If you choose to access the classroom materials via the Internet, often the Internet provider will grant to a license of up to 365 days for completion of that particular program course or curriculum.

Testing In Home School

In addition, many of the governments require that children enrolled in a home school course be tested to assess the learning being gained by the child. Some of this testing is required to be done on a yearly basis while some states require that testing be done every other year, it depends. Often, the test is administered by the parent teacher and can be submitted in accordance with the rules and regulations surrounding the home schooling.

Even if this is not a requirement in the area where you live, it is often a good idea to have your child tested on a yearly basis. This will help you to evaluate the curriculum as well as the progress you and your child are making in hid study.
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