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Kathy Ceceri

Homeschooling vs School

By December 19, 2012

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School at home

No, it's not a competition! I've been trying to address some of the questions new homeschoolers often have, and I thought it would be enlightening to look at the differences between learning at home and learning in a traditional classroom.

Although homeschooling has become much more common and accepted, a lot of people still don't understand how it is done. They assume it's just "school at home." But in practice, homeschoolers often shape a learning environment that looks nothing like what we think of as "school."

My mini-series looks at three of the biggest differences of homeschooling vs public schooling. Part I explores Where Students Learn. Do a child's surroundings can have an affect on their education? I think they do -- see if you agree with me.

Image: Harold Reed/State Library of New South Wales (The Commons on Flickr)

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