IndieSchoolers 2022 - Q2 Survey Results
Feedback from over 45+ parents on the insights and challenges with homeschooling
🙏Thanks to everyone who has taken part so far, every bit of feedback helps. We’ve already had over 45+ participants, which is already showing some insightful data to help us all realise we are facing 🙈similar challenges and 🙌opportunities to help our kids get ready for the Future of Work! 🚀
Here are my takeaways below, there is a link to download the full report below. 👇
It doesn’t surprise me to see that the #1 reason for homeschooling was “to get a higher quality 📚education”. As a recent article in the recent Daily Maverick mentions “Due to technology, the world is a vastly different place from yesterday. Education needs to be reinvented so that it appeals to children, and so that teachers can begin to see the merit in a relevant curriculum.“
I personally believe in the opportunity and freedom to ✈️travel. In the last year, we have already been able to explore 🇨🇭Switzerland (an extreme first world country) then went on to explore 🇲🇿Mozambique, which is as close to third world as you can get.
Interesting to see that the biggest challenges are 🤷🏻“figuring out everything on your own“ and 🙈“self-doubt“. When I speak to most indieSchooler parents, they always feel like they need reassurance that they are educating their kids correctly. I personally think this is why most parents send their kids to school, to give them reassurance that a box has been ticked.
My hope is that indieSchoolers will be a community where like minded parents can discuss and overcome these challenges together. 🤝
We will be hosting various 🎙 round-table discussions and ✍️blog articles on some of these topics in the future. If you would like to get updates please sign-up to this newsletter. If you would love to contribute in anyway, please email me.
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There has been a few trends and styles when it comes to Homeschooling, however Eclectic is definitely in the 🥇lead. The reason for this, is that it a child-centered and relaxed. If you look at one of the main reasons for homeschooling being 🏃🏻♂️ “working at child’s pace“ and 🎁“thinking out the box“ this validates why most parents have opted for this style.
Rebecca Devitt did an incredible video on how any why to go the Eclectic approach
Thanks again for taking part.
Here is a link to download the full report
Thanks so much for this phenomenal survey, very much in line with what we've observed. The myths (socialization/testing) are so different than real challenges (external judgment/balancing responsibilities with two partners). Great work and can't wait to read more!