Archive for 21 April, 2012
21 April 2012
Last year, Sandra Martin-Chang of Concordia University and her colleagues recruited Canadian participants from both the homeschool and public school populations to study their academic achievement. It’s not a big sample but the research does offer an interesting look at how students educated at home compare with those from conventional schools. I have reproduced an extract from Parenting Science that summarises the researchers’ findings.
Is education achievement all that matters in homeschooling then?
Obviously not. But for education to equip a child academically for future pursuits, it must be seen in demonstrable results. If anything, studies such as Sandra Martin-Chang’s assure homeschoolers that parents need not fret that an education an home is somehow inferior to conventional schooling.
Here’s what the researchers noted in their participants and how both groups compare academically.