By: Lidya Tomcheva
Child education and development has always been a rapidly developing topic. All around the world, society is trying to grow and educate their future generation in the best way possible. But is there one unique right way to do that? Over the centuries, educational systems have been updated and developed millions of times. The understanding of how to do that varies wildly from country to country.
In general, we can talk about two main divisions: home education and school education. Those two types of education contain diversity not only in the location of the learning, but also the teaching approaches and techniques. There is a wealth of articles and research on these two types of education, allowing parents to read about the advantages and disadvantages of each.
While the debate may rage on, it’s a misunderstanding that these two systems of education are mutually exclusive. In the best case scenario the two systems are complimentary, completing each other. A strong formal education can provide structure and academic learning, helping a child grow the skills and intellect needed to survive in an increasingly fast-paced world. Education at home nurtures other types of intellect, such as emotional and social as a child begins to understand the relationship between themselves and the world around them.
So back to the question, “Is there one unique way to educate a child?” The answer is a resounding YES! The best way to educate a child is when schools, parents and communities work together as a team to influence children to reach their full potential as students and citizens of the world.