Growing Trends in Canadian Education For 2017
Recent studies have shown a growing trend indicating that more and more Canadian families are making a different choice for their children’s education.
What, is it?
Parents are choosing home schooling as their preferred method of education; in fact, we have seen the number of registered home schoolers increase by nearly 30% over the past five years. This stat doesn’t even begin to account for the increase in unregistered children.
Why, you ask?
The reasons are varied; it used to be that the decision to home-school was predominantly driven by the parent’s religion or belief systems, whereas now, it is generally for more pragmatic purposes.
⦁ Home-schooling fits nicely into many people’s day to day lives in that it leaves time for things like extra-curricular activities, which children are participating in more and more.
⦁ Not only that, but home-schooling allows for lesson plans that are catered to a child’s individual learning needs, contributing to their success and improved mental health and well-being.
⦁ Multiple studies conducted across North America have consistently shown better standardized test scores for home-schooled students vs. those in the public schooling system in subjects such as Math, Reading and Writing.
⦁ Home-Schooling offers parents a choice in how their childrens educational experience unfolds.
⦁ It is location independent, which appeals to families who travel frequently or live remotely.
As a result of this shift in preference towards home-schooling, many provinces have followed suit and expanded their homeschooling options and regulations accordingly. Home schooling has become a widely accessible option for many people, with the list of available resources growing exponentially!
With all these benefits, it’s no wonder why Canadians are choosing to make the move towards home-schooling and away from traditional institutions of education. This is a shift that has great potential to impact their quality of life and that of their children.