Homeschooling and socialization is a hot topic!
Many anti - homeschool conversations include a supposed fact: homeschoolers don't relate well socially.
Are you concerned about homeschooling and socialization?
The results are in.
The evidence is clear.
He filmed students at play, sometimes structured, sometimes unstructured. He picked some publicly schooled, some privately schooled, some homeschooled children, and tried to match them demographically to make them equal in terms of parental education, income, etc.
After filming these children he had clinical psychologists who had no idea what the child’s education was, watch the videos, and evaluate how each child socialized.
When Dr. Shyers compared their clinical evaluations with who was homeschooled and who wasn’t, he found very little difference.
The only noticeable difference was homeschoolers had significantly lower problem behavior scores (fewer broken rules, fights, etc.).
Other than that, these clinically trained psychologists couldn’t tell who was homeschooled and who wasn’t!
Conclusion: The evidence is VERY clear, and completely contradictory to popular opinion.
The social skills of the homeschooled child will usually be superior to the social skills of the the privately or publicly schooled child. Say good-by to the myths about homeschooling and socialization!
Glad to be dad,
All statistics in this article are from the handout to a speech entitled “Homeschooling: The Solution to our Education Problem”, by Dr. Jay L. Wile, Ph.D., Apologia Educational Ministries.
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