In today's world, is it logical to send our Kids to a kid filled building for education?
I dont know about you, but when I was a kid, the biggest barrier to education was my classmates. When we think outside the box, our kids would learn a lot more at home on a computer than in a class with their piers, having a laugh, giggling and being kids with other kids. Keep in mind, I do think it is really important to have kids around other kids. But that's for fun and sports clubs are for. Schools have become calamitous.
In my experience, peers, of any age, can be a valuable asset to learning. That of course assumes a good learning environment, but such an environment isn't something that automatically happens or doesn't happen in schools (or at home for that matter).
If our schools have poor learning environments than that is our fault and it needs to be corrected. I don't see that as an excuse however to abandon them. Good schools with good teachers are in my opinion still the best option for the majority of kids.
Where exactly would you have them go? Not everyone can homeschool their children, and taxpayers cannot afford to fund public schools with student teacher ratios better than 20:1 in most districts. Perhaps everyone should be a millionaire and hire private tutors.
Studying the effects of age segregation is interesting. Studying the effects of mingling a wide variety of ages on a large scale is enlightening.
My own observation is that kids usually learn best through their interactions with peers. Maybe it's a terminology thing, or perhaps a world-view, but kids ultimately explain stuff to each other more effectively than adults can. Raw facts can be memorized in any environment. They need interpretation and interaction to make sense. I've long believed that first-born children have the personality traits they do because their most important early interactions are with adults. Subsequent children interact with another child.
I've also discovered that people learn in vastly different ways, and that what has worked best for me over the years, isn't the same for others.
cfin I have two young children myself 5 and 8, I think I understand exactly where your question, and doubts are coming from. The school systems under the Dept. of Education are intentionally trying to dumb down our kids, and the minimal funding creates student to teacher ratios that are ridiculous, but at the end of the day I would have to say most of the homeschooled children I have seen seem to be extremely socially inept, and have real problems adjusting to being around their peers. I try to combine my kids with regular schooling coupled with trying to relate the material to the way I was taught.
True. I just thought it was an interesting topic. Society is what it is at this point. If everyone was home schooled and sent to clubs too for social interaction, that would make sense and they would make friends with children who have similar intere
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