Top 3 Reasons Malaysians Choose To Homeschool!
Now a days homeschooling in Malaysia is a different way of giving education that stress quality education, moral values and beliefs and at the same time it makes the family bonds stronger. This different model of education is realized by an increasing number of families in Malaysia. Also the Ministry of Education has approved that parents can homeschool their children if they wish to, but only with prior permission from the Ministry. Local parents have different reasons why they homeschool their children. We have listed for you a top 3 reasons why Malaysians choose to homeschool!
1. International and Private Schools are Expensive
These days International and private schools are so expensive it’s not even funny! Ofcourse we can’t deny the quality of education in terms of syllabus used in International Schools. But a lot of Malaysian families can’t afford the quality of education for their children at the moment. Getting a loan to be able to pay their study also brings complications. Some parents choose to send their children to a Chinese-medium public school instead and these are not all Chinese parents but also non-Chinese parents who choose the same route. But this alternative also has his complications. There is a big chance you will have to commit to extra tuition and be prepared for a big amount of homework and strict methods of teaching. For these reasons a lot of Malaysians consider to homeschool their children themselves. There are also some group of families who teach their children togehter in a casual setting. Another option is to bring your child to a learning centre which applies homeschooling methods and syllabus.
2. Children can Learn at their Own Pace
Some children need more time to understand something and some children deal with learning disabilities and mental challenges or even physical handicaps. Because of the limited recources and time for these children, it’s hard for many of them to get the specialized instruction they need to learn. Even if academic requirements are met, some parents feel that their child is not being taught to the best of his or her potential. That’s why for some children it’s better to be homeschooled. By homeschooling parents can use specialized curriculum. This approach gives the parents more specialized educational tools to help their child to gain the knowledge they need.
3. Family Reasons
Many parents feel there is not enough time in the day to build the bonds that families need to provide a happy, healthy existence. Some even believe that public schools are stealing children from the home and their parents. They believe that homeschooling is a way to make the relationships stronger and build love and respect between parent and child. A lot of home-school parents have chosen to take their children out of school because the some public schools teach sensitive issues like premarital sex, same-sex relationships, questioning of authority, and secular religion. Some parents prefer a distant relationship with their kids but for a lot of parents, togetherness is a big advantage of homeschooling. You will not only see your children in the morning and evening but the whole entire day! Most of the parents who homeschool believe that life isn’t only about test scores, but about relationships. Homeschooling doesn’t necessarily means that your children will get a lower education, but you can be assured that you will have a tighter relationship with your children.
Other advantages are:
- Enjoy learning through activities or pleasure reading because some academic lessons are kept to a maximum of 3 hours a day.
- Learn from a wide range of curriculum.
- Come in at any time of the year because there is no intake period.
Industry insiders estimate that there are 3,000 to 5,000 Malaysian homeschoolers, from which the majority keep a low profile because primary school enrollment is compulsory by law in the country. The Ministry of Education seems to be well aware of the growing amount of homeschooled students and that’s why they have the exception on their website. Quality education and affordable fees are important factors why homeschooling centres are gaining popularity.