Re: Home education and extropians

Grant Sparks (
Fri, 22 May 1998 07:45:52 +1000

Grant Sparks

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Date: Thursday, 21 May 1998 20:57
Subject: Re: Home education and extropians

>At 06:14 PM 5/20/98 EDT, CALYK <> wrote:
>><< << I'd be interested to hear (off-list if you prefer) if anyone else on
>> list are home educating their children or know of anyone who is >>
>> our daughter is only 2 1/2 so it isn't yet a big issue...but i'd like
>> wife is concerned about the lack of social developement supposedly
>> with home schooling... any thoughts or data on that, Grant?.. Cori
>> >>
>>In addition to grant's post, you could also maybe put them in a summer
camp or
>>some funner kind of social group. Those seem fun, just not the religious
>>summer camps. I think there are benefits from a good pre-school though,
>>into higher elementary and beyond home school seems a lot better. I have
>>memories from Montessori school, but who knows what schools will be like
>>the near future, my old highschool just set up a graphic arts computer lab
>>with a lot of high-end programs, it also has a video lab and a photography
>>lab. Chemistry labs and that kind of thing are ok too, so perhaps access
>>things is what we're looking for.
>What we should really look for is whether homeschooled kids are better
>in social interaction than non-homeschooled kids. The socialization
>issue always comes up with homeschooling, yet I've seen no evidence --
>just anecdotes -- about whether kids are better or worse off with home-
>My gut feeling is that they are better or no different in this area, but
>to see some studies done.
>Daniel Ust