"Throughout the world, companies and organisations are trying to compete in a world of economic and technological change that is moving faster than ever. As the axis shifts towards intellectual labor and services, they urgently need people who are creative, innovative and flexible. Too often they can't find them." - Excerpt from the book "Out of our Minds: Learning to be Creative" by Ken Robinson In a 2010 study of about 300,000 creativity tests going back to the 1970s, Kyung Hee Kim, a creativity researcher at the College of William and Mary, found creativity has decreased among American children in recent years.
In my previous articles on homeschooling “Homeschooling in India – The Starting point”and “Homeschooling in India Reason #1 - To Bridge learning styles” I shared the starting point and the primary reason for homeschooling our boys. One of the other reason is also to avoid unhealthy competition that we see so often in regular schools.
In my previous post (Homeschooling in India - The Starting Point) I shared with you the starting point of our home school journey. Here I want to share the No. 1 reason why we opted for home schooling instead of regular school. Like I said, homeschooling was a deliberate choice we made to educate our children. As soon as we got started, we had a lot of people especially our family asking us questions. As you know in India education is taken quite seriously and parents plan their children’s future much before they start walking or talking.
This is the most common question people ask when we tell them that we homeschool our children so thought of writing about it on this blog. We decided to homeschool our elder son Jairus immediately after he completed his one year in nursery and our younger son Amaze never went to one. A dear friend Dr. Mathew & his wife Vinita introduced us to homeschool as they were already homeschooling their 3 children, the elder daughter is now appearing for her 10th exams. Dr. Mathew shared some audio tapes by Jonathan Lindwell on homeschooling and that’s what encouraged both me and Jane to take up homeschooling.