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John Merrifield
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cjdanoy
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29/05/2017 12:23 am  

I am not sure if this is the correct place to ask this, but what are your thoughts on home schooling? Could home schooling be another option for students regarding school choice? I feel as if home schooling would allow for the parent to maximize engagement and to fit the students needs as well as possible. However, I'm sure that the parents as a teacher wouldn't certified to teach all material or be proficient in all fields.

I was home schooled as a child until the fourth grade, so most of the subjects I was taught were simple and I'm sure most parents could teach basic math and English/writing/reading. I am not entirely sure, however, how home schooling functions at higher levels of education. Would like to hear your thoughts on this type of schooling.


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John Merrifield
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31/05/2017 1:19 am  

Home schooling is definitely a schooling choice, and you're proof that it can work well.  Like all instructional approaches, the criterion about its suitability is whether the delivered instruction will be a good match for the child receiving it.

How home schooling functions at any level is outside my expertise.  Nobel Laureate Frederich von Hayek would call what I do, 'gardening'.  I study the conditions under which educators and education entrepreneurs deliver instruction; governance and funding policies that powerfully affect what educators offer, how they produce it, and where and to whom they deliver it.  I may recommend changes in governance and funding policies; for example, more/less regulation of schooling content and school choice expansion through tuition vouchers or education savings accounts.  Hayek would call educators' task, 'engineering', which means deciding within existing constraints and incentives what instruction to provide, how, where, and to whom.

 


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