Education is very important in our life. There are many ways to take education, we can start education for childhood to adulthood. One of the keys education is learning. Learning can be anywhere. We can study at school (Formal and Non formal). Also, we can study at home or we usually know “Home schooling” or home education or home based learning. Learning at school and at home is a child education model that has a purpose of seeking goodness and exploring the optimal potential of the child and how to become a good human. But, there are fundamental differences in learning proses at school and at home. For example, curriculum. Formal school apply a more stringent curriculum because they are designed by educational experts and education minor and the ministry of national education. While homeschooling has a more flexible curriculum cause it can use curriculum at formal school or it can follow the curriculum from abroad or it can make a special curriculum it depend on to their need and interest of children. The role of parents. In the Formal school, the role of parents is not dominant. Education is carried out by system and the teachers. Therefore, the teacher plays important role for students because the teacher is a shadow of their life. Contras with homeschooling, the role of parents more dominant and it strongly determine the success of students. Let’s explore about home schooling.
Home Schooling or independent schooling or home based learning is an alternative educational method where parents choose to educate their children at home than in formal school. Everyone said “Home schooling is a method of learning that is carried out at home not at school where the teachers are our parents or supervisors. But on the other hand, home schooling has advantages and disadvantages. So, let’s see the advantage and disadvantage of home schooling
The advantage of home schooling. Firstly, home schooling allows parents and children to work out a schedule that will best work for the child, the parents can choose anything the schedule that their want. Secondly, children can develop their talents, the parents can determine their own topic, time duration, learning style to according of their interest, abilities of learning style. As we know, every child has different talents and interest and the ability to process information. Therefore, home schooling learning method can be more optimal to develop the talents of child according their wishes and abilities. Thirdly, the child can enough rest, formal school routines that require children to arrive early and sometimes they come home to late in the afternoon, it can reduce children’s rest time. Therefore, sometimes they fall asleep in class during lessons. In contrast to home schooling the children who get longer rest time. So, they can follow the lessons given properly also they can be focus of learning process early. Fourthly, the parents can increase the association of children and the parents can be continue to develop during the learning process and interaction of children who participate in home schooling. So that, children can avoid promiscuity while they are babies. The parent can control the association of children. It is very useful for parents to keep their child. Fifthly, Students can learn to relax, because students can set the time as they pleased. Because the principle of homeschooling, students are not burdened with the task as a public school. Usually the students do not wear uniforms like in public school. It cannot be bored for children style. Another advantages is flexibility in time and curriculum. With home schooling parents can set the curriculum around vacations, natural beauty etc.
On the other hand, home schooling has a many disadvantage. Firstly, homeschooling can spoil parent’s time cause home schooling need a lot of time in preparation. The parents have to research topic, prepare the lessons, set up the projects and the parents have to prepare personal notes for children. So, children do not forget the lessons that have been learned. This is a little inconvenient for parents because they have many activities, especially mother’s activities such as cooking, washing clothes, cleaning the house etc. Secondly, spend more time, we have to set a schedule and we have to arrange the time to study and do daily activities at home or work at the office. Not only set a schedule but also the parents have to keep time their children. Secondly, Home schooling is expensive. Of course you are, when the parents do not have more time to teach their children. They have to pay more for teachers to teach their children. It will be more expensive than in regular school, in the regular school the teachers teaches several children at one time. In regular school there are many students. So it is comfortable for parents to pay this education of children. But, at home, they only teach one student because the teachers spend more time teaching one student than in regular school. So, teachers have to get paid more. The main effect of homeschooling on social life is the limited scope of children’s association and friendship. Homeschooling makes children’s social life limited because children only interact with the teaching staff and their parents than with friends studying in formal or regular schools.
Basically, everything has advantage and disadvantage thing it is depend on how we think about it. Maybe home schooling is useful when children need more attention, talent than others. So we should make sure that we understand all of the criteria involved the home education. Moreover, I prefer study education at school then at homeschooling because they can interact with others people.