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Friday, May 20, 2011

Food for Thought Friday

Mary Hood, on homeschooling:
"When parents relinquish control to "experts,"
they defeat their original purpose, and might as well return to the institutional setting.
When they relinquish control to their children, the result is usually chaos.

"As a homeschooling parent, you begin to gain control when you start the process of thinking through your own beliefs about education carefully.
To do this, you need to remember your own experiences with learning, both inside and outside of school.
You must analyze the reasons why some learning experiences have remained with you, while others were quickly forgotten....
Thinking through these issues will give you a head start towards developing your "educational philosophy," which is an important step (for) your family.
"Have you ever stopped to consider how "real learning" takes place?
Do you think that it occurs as the result of a teacher... lecturing?
If a student "learns" something... but forgets it two weeks later, do you honestly believe any true learning has taken place?"

From The Relaxed Homeschooler, by Mary Hood

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