Friday, November 10, 2006

A Guest Speaker in Our Class

Our class had a special guest speaker, Mrs. C. , who home schools her children yesterday. She shared with her home schooling experience and we got the opportunity to ask her some questions. Most of us are curious about home schooling. For example, why did she decide to home school her children? Have her children ever attended regular schools? Does she teach all subjects? All of the answers from Mrs. C. impressed me a lot. The result of home schooling is when her oldest son was ready for kindergarten. She has continued to teach her children as far. Of course, she teaches all subjects and selects the materials by herself. Moreover, her children never attend regular schools. From her speech, I got some information about home schooling. For instance, they also work together with other parents who school their children. The schedule is one time a month. Beside, they have outside activity – Bible class two week a month. Her children also enjoy home schooling. I can feel that all of her children are very confident and independent. I think home schooling is a new way to educate the children. Even though some people might not accept this method, home schooling is becoming in everywhere.


At 5:30 PM, Blogger John said...

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for visiting my class blog!

I wish I could have listened to that talk about homeschooling. I was just talking to my wife about this last night. We agreed (at least for our children) that probably at least things should be true if we chose to homeschool: 1) our children should still have chances to play with other children, and 2) our children's being homeschooled shouldn't damage their chances of going to a university (therefore, society would need to recognize homeschooling as a valid kind of education). There was a third thing, but I can't remember what it was. Homeschooling probably would work much better in the U.S. than in Japan. How about in Taiwan?

Thanks for the interesting post.


At 5:45 PM, Blogger Nina Liakos said...

Well done!

At 7:21 PM, Blogger Jenniferho said...

There are few home schooling cases in Taiwan recently. Also, they neeed to get the promission to home schooling. Last year, I got the home schooling information from news in Taiwan. In this case, the mother home school her children and had to certificate from government every year. In my opinion, if parents have skill in teach all subjects, it's a good way to educate their children.

At 11:40 AM, Blogger essa-mei2006 said...

Hi, Jennifer
In my country we have but not exactly like that there is a little bit different.
We can study in the home but take the final test in the school.


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