Literacy is probably the single-most important part of education. Without literacy, all other learning is impossible. Literacy involves using reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing to gain more knowledge. Without the ability to do any of these skills, there is absolutely no way to acquire more knowledge. Literacy is essential for learning. It is crucial that language arts teachers are not the only ones in the school stressing the importance of literacy. While the language arts teachers may be the only ones truly teaching literacy, it is the job of all educators to facilitate literacy learning. Literacy must come before any other learning can occur, and we cannot grow as a society without literacy. Dmitri Mendeleev was a nineteenth century Russian chemist. He’s credited with the formation of the periodic table, even though other researchers before him had noticed the appearance of periodicity in collections of elements. And yet, kids in countries where it is not mandatory nor free dream of getting an education and going to school to escape the drudgery of their work.
The disadvantages you’ve described could all be attributed to your parents’ parenting style rather than to homeschooling although I do agree that (based on what you’ve said here,) they did make quite a few poor educational decisions. However, as a parent yourself, you know the incredible burden we have. We are all going to make mistakes.
Originally the blog was begun with the aim of sharing ideas about music education, Aileen has found that her teaching and lessons have changed for the better through putting her ideas down in words. I feel a bit embarrassed that she speaks of herself as highly educated and professional, because – I believe – her thinking process does not reflect well on educated women.
May the blessing of Almighty be with you, so that you’ll continually be a blessing to all. We have lived together for three years and I have no regrets. My family loves him and he is well respected in the community. For more information, you can read more about Homeschooling kids with special needs or that have a difficult time learning.
Correspondence education, in fact, is part of distance education: a non-traditional instructional model in which all the course materials are sent to the learner via mail or electronic means so that she can master the materials on her own at her own pace—in the absence of an instructor. (See Reference 2). Once the student has studied the course materials, she will, via mail or electronic means, send back her work for feedback, analysis, criticism, and grading, thus completing the course. On the other hand, distance education nowadays largely means online education with various instructional delivery models, synchronous (instantaneous live chats) or asynchronous (recorded or archived live chats), using internet, TV, or other electronic means such as video or audio tapes. Both models came into being to implement, overcome, or improve the instructional limitations often found in the existing brick-and-mortar instructional model.
When I allow the students to do creative work to learn about science, I always specify how many science facts must be included in their creation and what types of facts are acceptable. If I don’t do this, students might create a lovely song (for example) which contains only the brief mention of two or three chemistry terms. In this case the exercise was great fun for them but didn’t teach them much about chemistry.