The Trifecta of Home Education

Main Entry: tri·fec·ta
Pronunciation: \trī-ˈfek-tə, ˈtrī-ˌ\
Function: noun
Etymology: tri- + perfecta
Date: 1974
1 : a variation of the perfecta in which a bettor wins by selecting the first three finishers of a race in the correct order of finish
2 : triple


1. Peer Group
Awayschool: Peers come from all sorts of unpredictable home environments.
Homeschool: Peers more likely to come from more stable home environments.

2. World View (the framework of ideas and beliefs through which an individual interprets the world and interacts in it.)
Awayschool: Blatantly Aggressively Secular World View in the materials used, even if a teacher does not personally subscribe to an ASW. Many teachers are themselves trained in upper level classes that reflect an ASW, and bring that into even a parochial classroom.
Homeschool: The materials used can reflect the parents' world view.

3. Pedagogy (a style of instruction)
Awayschool: Current methods of instruction are often based on fads.
Homeschool: Popular methods in homeschools are often based on traditional, proven methods.

Essay forthcoming??

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