Homeschooling

Topics: Homeschooling, Compulsory education, Alternative education Pages: 13 (3213 words) Published: October 18, 2014


Which type of school are more suitable for primary students in South East Asian countries: homeschooling or public school?

Table of Content
i) Abstract ........................................................................................................................................ 1 ii) Justification …………………………………………………...………………………………………….. 1 I. Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1 II. Do children learn better in a homeschooling environment? …………………................................... 2 A. Strengths ……………………………...…………………...…………................................... 2 1. Educational freedom

2. Physical freedom
3. Emotional freedom
4. Religious freedom
5. Closer family relationships
6. Positive socialization
B. Limitations …………………………………………………………………………………… 4 1. Time restraints
2. Lack of access to sports
III. Homeschooling in South East Asian countries ……...………………………………………………. 5 A. Legal status …………………………………………………………………………………. 5 1. Singapore
2. Malaysia
3. Thailand
4. Indonesia
5. Philippines
6. Vietnam
B. Benefits ……...……………………………………………………………………………. 7 IV. Why parents choose homeschooling? ……………………………………………………………… 8 V. Conclusion ……………………………………………………………………………………………... 9 VI. Recommendation ……………………………………………………………………………………… 9 VII. References/ Bibliography …………………………...……………………………………………….. 10

i) Abstract
This research report has answered two questions i.e. what is the benefits attending home schooling? Do children learn better in a homeschooling environment or public school? The report highlights the strengths and limitations of homeschooling, for instance, behaviors, achievements and school subjects. In addition, there are some examples to support all of these strengths and limitations provided by various professionals such as researchers and professors who have done a few experiments in different type of schools. Follow by the benefits and legal status of homeschooling in South East Asian countries and lastly the reasons why parents choose homeschooling.

ii) Justification
The chosen topic for this research report contains information that are aimed at helping students to understand which type of schools more suitable for their learning. By having the right idea about which type of schools are better for students’ learning, it will help them to improve their academic achievements and success in life. Upon my completion of this report, I find it very helpful for students, parents and people who wants to know more about type of school in making right decisions to choose which type of schools could help to maximize the students’ potential in academic learning.

I) Introduction
In this era of globalization, education systems in the world is getting more popular compared to last few years. Started from the most popular place to educate, public school (traditional school) until the modern one, which is now popping up everywhere, “homeschooling”. Homeschooling is educating (one's child) at home instead of sending them to a public school or private school, typically by parents or tutors. However, in today, homeschooling is legal option for parents in many countries in order to provide the best needs of education learning environment for their children. There are so many conflicting of news stories about which type of schools are good for primary students that it is often difficult to make the right choices. Hence, the following report researches contains information that are aimed the strengths and limitations of homeschooling, benefits and legal status of homeschooling in South East Asian countries, and reasons parents choose homeschooling.

II) Do Children Learn Better In a Home School Environment?
There are about two millions of children currently learning at homeschool. Children benefit more from a homeschool education than a public school because of academics, behavior, and socialization (Shaw, 2010). As...

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