Often, educators, family, friends and others who are uninitiated to home schooling, believe that home schooling will inhibit a child’s socialisation.
On the contrary, global research into home schooling and socialisation indicates that home schooled children are well socialised and have a good self-concept.
Home schooled children have the opportunity to acquire the rules of behaviour, beliefs and attitudes of their parents, family, church and wider community, rather than being restricted to the attitudes of their age-peers in traditional schooling.
For more information read 16 Reasons why my child will learn good social skills at home in a 3 page article.
To say that home schooled students are not well socialised is an uninformed generalisation, which is contradicted by much scholarly research and anecdotal evidence. Home schooled students are just normal students, who exhibit normal social behaviours.
One of the strengths of good socialisation that Australian Christian Home Schooling (ACHS) emphasises is the development of positive character traits in our students. For this reason, ACHS uses Christian curriculum that encourages students to develop good character.
Now you’ve read about socialisation, you might like to discover what our graduates do after being home schooled »