By Katie RizzoSource: Google NewsThe home school curriculum is taught in many homeschooling settings, but some home schooling advocates have begun to wonder about the specifics.
They’re worried that the curriculum might be biased, and that it’s a little too close to the mainstream.
But for those who want to learn more about homeschool curricula, here are some home schoolers’ thoughts.
The curriculum includes a wide range of subjects, but there’s no standard that homeschoolers can use.
That’s where education researchers like Michael Bresnahan come in.
Bresnahas studied curriculum for a living and came to the conclusion that homes, especially in the early years, are where you learn the most.
“We’re talking about what’s taught in school at the time, and it’s very broad, it’s not specific,” he told me.
“The way we’re going to get to know different subjects is going to be different from what’s going on in the home.”
That includes reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.
If you’re a home schooler who has already read a lot of books, Bresnais advice is to look for books that are easy to learn.
“It’s very hard to teach children to read a book, because it’s so hard to read,” he said.
“So the best way to teach a child to read is to start them reading a book with their own words, and then you start reading a few pages from that book and just do it.
Then you’re going from there.”
But Bresnanas also said the curriculum has to be flexible enough to allow for all kinds of learning.
“The curriculum has a lot to do with children’s ability to engage in the world, and to engage with people,” he added.
“And we want to make sure that it includes that.
But also, we want it to be accessible and it has to accommodate people’s needs.””
It has to allow them to participate in the learning process, so they can do it without getting in trouble,” Bresnas also added.”
But if we’re looking at the curriculum in terms of how we’re teaching the curriculum, we’re not looking at it as, ‘Oh, that’s a good idea to teach this subject,'” said John C. Wight, director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Wight said that the way curriculum is structured is important because it can help the home school community.
“We have a really good understanding of what the curriculum is,” he explained.
“That means that if there are areas that are really challenging, then we can try to do some things to help people.”
Wight also said it’s important for the home-schooling community to keep in mind that home schooling is not a substitute for high-quality education.
“It is not an alternative, it is not substitute for higher-quality schooling, and home education is not something that is simply an end in itself,” he concluded.