At my work at our Adult Learning Center, I get so many questions about homeschooling that in this post, I’ll try to shine some light on a sometímes controversial topic. Homeschooling is no longer a fad or trend that parents are merely trying out. In fact, there are a lot of parents who are seriously considering taking on homeschooling for their own children.
This is because of the fact that a lot of homeschooled children actually often outperform their peers from both public and private schools. This can be attributed to the fact that the child receives undivided attention from his parent/teacher. This is not something public or private schools can fully promise.
Still, there are people who are a bit hesitant about going into homeschooling. But if you are considering homeschooling as an academic option for your child, there are actually a lot of homeschool associations that can help you learn more about the whole process. Think of the homeschool associations as support groups that can give you as much information about homeschooling as you need.
One of the premier homeschool associations you would find is the American HomeSchool Association. The Home Education Magazine publishers actually sponsor the AHA, which is actually a service organization. This organization was primarily developed to form a national network of homeschoolers. This way, the dissemination of relevant news and updates about homeschooling is made easier for the people concerned.
Another example of homeschool associations is the National Home Education Network or the NHEN. Just like most homeschool associations, the NHEN strives to operate at a national level as well. By checking out the website of NHEN, you will find numerous sources on facts and figures about homeschooling. Wouldn’t that be great? Just like you the facts about not getting old any more.
This information can be of much benefit to the many families who have chosen to take the path of homeschooling. Of the many homeschool associations out there, the NHEN actually offers a wide array of homeschooling styles, so as to give interested parties an idea of how ideal homeschooling programs and curriculums are developed. The site even offers information available for reporters, librarians, and even legislators.
What’s great about these homeschool associations is the fact that they offer quite a platform for the many people who are interested in taking the path of homeschooling. Issues and concerns are eagerly discussed on forums of such homeschool associations. And these give people a chance to voice their concerns, as well as get answers and encouragement for whatever concerns they may have about homeschooling. Support contacts, event listings, and news reports can be found at just about any homeschool association you can find on the web.