Choosing the right learning environment for your child
There are several alternatives available when it comes to the type of education that a child can receive. Parents today have more choices than ever. The primary factor that parents have to weigh is the overall setting that they want their child to be educated in and how effective is the method that they choose for their child’s leaning style. It is also important for parents to examine the individual needs and makeup of the child and the financial state they are in when deciding which learning environment is the right-
- Private schools- There is a huge range of independent schools in U.A.E, each with its own character, Independent of charter and government affiliated schools. Choosing a private school should lie with the parental philosophy of education as well as the long term goal of the student.
- Charter Schools- With their relative autonomy, charter schools are touted as a way to spur school and classroom innovations and to provide parents with more public-school choices. Charter schools have identities with unique yet generic brands that parents can identify with depending on their sought after curriculum and goals.
- Publics Schools- Schools that are maintained at public expense for the education of the children of a community or emirate and that constitutes a part of a system of free public education commonly including primary and secondary schools. like private education parents identify the curricular taught when making a decision.
- Homeschooling- Home schooling has parental guidance attributes that reinforce religious and social values according to the outcome the parent would like to see. Limitations include lack of complete dynamism of instruction.
- Online virtual Education- Socialization with peers and extracurricular additions are essential for holistic child growth. Whilst virtual learning is a convenient way of receiving education it is limited in cue and response. It is also largely up to the student to be disciplined to benefit from learning.
The choice is ultimately having to be student centric bearing in mind that students receive information differently. The first steps would include an accurate diagnostic of their learning styles and what excites them. This has to correlate with their strengths and weakness. As a foundation a road map has be created -this is true one on one personalized learning.