Traditional Education vs. Nontraditional Education: Which Is Better?
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The choices you make regarding your child’s education are extremely important, not just for learning and development, but also for their future. With that in mind, the process can be an extremely intimidating one.
After the introduction and increasing popularity of nontraditional education, there are so many options to choose from, making it seem as though there may be too many options to choose from.
However, not every option will be the right fit for your child or your family situation. So, we’re here to discuss a couple of things to keep in mind when looking at two broader forms of education: nontraditional education and traditional education.
Traditional education (such as public school, Catholic schools, etc.) typically involves the brick-and-mortar school. Students learn in classrooms with a teacher and start and end their education at certain times. They attend classes for a fixed duration and take courses on specific subjects and topics according to state requirements.
There are many benefits to this type of education, including feeling of community, ability to work in groups (which can improve leadership skills and creativity), and stability and routine.
Often, stiff schedules and high costs can steer families toward the next form of education that we’ll discuss: nontraditional education.
Nontraditional education is one that takes place outside of the classroom. It typically serves students who have learning needs and interests that are not properly addressed in a brick-and-mortar. Nontraditional education includes homeschooling, unschooling, virtual schooling, deschooling, and more.
Just like a traditional one, nontraditional education has a variety of benefits including flexibility, customized learning experiences, and more opportunities to learn real world skills.
Additionally, if a family moves around a lot or the child participates in a rigorous extracurricular, a nontraditional education may be the best educational route for that family.
All in all, both types of education have their benefits and their challenges. So, in determining which type of education is better for your child, it’s important to look at your unique family situation. That’ll give you the answer.
For example, if your family moves around a lot because the breadwinner’s job requires it, then a nontraditional education would be more suitable for the child. However, if the family has a lifestyle where they’d stay in one setting for an extended period of time, then a traditional education may work for the child’s development.
What we’re saying is that it’s up to you and your family’s situation and needs.
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