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Deschooling is crucial if you want to have a successful homeschooling experience.
Deschooling is a way to deinstitutionalize the child or disrupt the institutionalized mindset created in a typical school environment. It is necessary to allow your child to adjust from the public school to a more friendly and interactive environment and also develop positive feelings and motivation for learning in your child.
Ivan Illich is known for his critique of the modern schooling system.
His writing struck a chord with many people. In "Deschooling Society", he wrote: "The pupil is thereby "schooled" to confuse teaching with learning, grade advancement with education, a diploma with competence, and fluency with the ability to say something new. His imagination is "schooled" to accept service in place of value."
People usually have trouble differentiating between deschooling, homeschooling, and unschooling.
Deschooling: A temporary process that aims to prepare the student for an entirely different learning environment.
Homeschooling: It is an alternative to the traditional school system where parents or tutors act as teachers in a classroom and follow a particular curriculum
Unschooling is an alternative learning approach. It is child-led, where the child learns what they want, when they want, in the way they want, for their own reasons.
Reasons why people decide to do deschooling:
In school, children have to follow a specific curriculum regardless of their feelings toward the subject. Homeschooling allows for a customizable education that fit your kid's interest and preference for learning.
You won't know what your kid wants to learn if they don't get the opportunity to familiarize themselves with a wide range of topics. During deschooling, children can discover these topics and decide what they want to learn.
Many kids experience bullying, discrimination, or other types of trauma by their peers during school years. This can affect a child's social and emotional development.
Deschooling provides the opportunity to deal with the trauma directly before continuing education.
During deschooling, listen to your child's thoughts about their school experience, what they liked and disliked. You can experiment with different learning methods to see what will best suit your child's character and learning style.
You can evaluate their strengths and weaknesses to ensure that your child can realise their full potential.
In schools, children learn to memorise information, pass tests, regardless whether they're unwilling, or find the subject too easy or too hard. This brings stress and makes study an external process - they learn because they are told to, not because they want to.
In home education, this can change drastically. Deschooling helps children become aware of why and how the learned material will help them achieve their goals in life. They then learn because they want to, not because someone told them to study.
The rule of thumb: One month for every year a child has been in school. But this can vary depending on the child's temperament, previous experience, and life-stage.
Your child might need a longer deschooling period if they:
The deschooling process can be divided into three steps.
Deschooling will only be beneficial for your child if they perceive it as a positive experience.
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