I came across this fascinating article today about the type of school children would like.
What struck me straight away is that kids seem to want the kind of education that most home educating families feel very strongly should be provided for them. Namely one in which their educational experience is ‘tailored to them’. The article also says that ‘sausage machine schooling with a one-size-fits-all schedule is their biggest complaint’.
Fancy that! It’s what home educators have been saying for years.
The parallels between what the children are saying they want provided for them in school and what many home educators provide in a home school environment is uncanny. Things like personal comfort, skills for living, stimulation, flexibility to name but a few. It’s well worth a read.
Children have an incredible insight into what they need and what is right for them, even though most parents don’t want to acknowledge that fact. Many pioneering home educators are already providing it. It seems it’s just the government who is lagging behind!