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Expat kids in schools in Poland

TheOther 5 | 3,691
27 Jan 2019 #61
@Dirk and Delph
Thanks, guys.

were educationally head and shoulders above even private school kids, not socially though

Saw the same thing here. The home schooled kids are oftentimes far ahead of their peers in public schools (depending on how ambitious their parents were), but many are socially awkward. Never really learnt how to interact with other people.
mafketis 25 | 9,309
28 Jan 2019 #62
Parents who want to homeschool are usually abusive narcissistic control freaks who don't realize their children are separate individuals and often inflict lifelong damage in a sick effort to micromanage their lives...

No to homeschooling!
Lyzko 30 | 7,408
28 Jan 2019 #63
I tend to agree.
It's a rough world out there and shielding kids from life runs the risk from a socially integrative perspective of creating a generation of "the boy in the bubble" aka

youngsters who are overly protected, coddled if you will, from disease that they no longer can develop a healthy immune system to fight off illness, therefore succumb to maladies such as the common cold. Those with a healthy, strong immune system survive, indeed often thrive, especially when the going gets tough:-)

While scarcely a Darwinist as anyone after all this time on PF who knows my modus operandi can safely vouch, I feel homeschooling is a mistake, basing such

feelings on my own upbringing with a strong, present working mom at home who encouraged me from early on to "get out there" and above all, NEVER to turn the other cheek!
TheOther 5 | 3,691
28 Jan 2019 #64
No to homeschooling!

I'm not a fan either. Especially when paranoid parents are involved, who are full of fear that their offspring might learn some unwanted stuff in public schools such as sex education, evolution, drugs or life in general. Here, it's often the highly religious parents who are in favor of homeschooling their kids. Is that the same in Poland?
28 Jan 2019 #65
I never met anyone homeschooled. I had one friend who was quite sick and spent one year in hospital and being treated at home but she had 'nauczanie indywidualne' and the teachers visited her, gave her homework, explained the hardest parts of the material and graded her. As soon as she could she was back with us.
Rich Mazur 4 | 3,185
28 Jan 2019 #66
I actually spent three days visiting a family in a rural Montana with a 2-year-old girl being home schooled. It was pathetic to see her watch DVD's on a cheap TV/player combo while the mother was in the kitchen cooking. No interaction. No questions. No conversations. No close friends. No nothing. I felt so sorry for the kid.

Why would they do it? So she will not be bullied. From the perspective of time, bullying was the best thing that happened to me.
28 Jan 2019 #67
2 year old?
OP Intermarium 11 | 64
28 Jan 2019 #68
Homeschooling is illegal in Germany of course. The German government doesn't want anyone being allowed to opt out of the elementary-school-level mandatory hands-on (homo)sexual education.

I wouldn't want my kids going to publics schools in most countries really, but public schools in Poland seem pretty decent based on the opinions shared on this forum.
28 Jan 2019 #70
I wonder too...
Sounds interesting
Lyzko 30 | 7,408
28 Jan 2019 #71
Sounds more like Mixed-Pickles to me! Perhaps the poster wants to say something on the order of "Interdisciplinary" education and it simply came out wrong.

For many foreigners, Latinate and Greek-derived words in English can often be confusing.

Back to the issue of homeschooling, I cannot stress enough how deleterious it can be for one's development. Again, not from my own experience, but having known an American who was homeschooled, he definitely had trouble fitting in.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,456
28 Jan 2019 #72
I'm not a fan either.

Nor me. I have nothing against it when there are legitimate reasons for it, but those are normally the result of illness.

If someone wants to homeschool so they can control everything that their kid learns, then they're usually freaks.

but public schools in Poland seem pretty decent based on the opinions shared on this forum.

Ask yourself what you'll do if the school refuses to intervene when your child gets called a Hitlerite. Will you tolerate it, or will you demand action?
Lyzko 30 | 7,408
28 Jan 2019 #73
Ahhem, aren't there ever so tight screenings in hiring to prevent such things from happening. delph?
delphiandomine 88 | 18,456
28 Jan 2019 #74
In hiring? No. Let's just say that proper background screening isn't a thing here. A criminal records check is done, but that's only going to flag something up if something happened in the EU, otherwise the check relies on the 'home' country records.

I'd say more, but one person I'm familiar with would probably sue me if I said everything I know about him.
jon357 67 | 16,655
28 Jan 2019 #75
full of fear that their offspring might learn some unwanted stuff in public schools

Of course. Much better that they learn about all that from the internet.

What is homosexual education?

The thing the most paranoid people probably dream about when they fall asleep and really really wish they didn't.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,456
28 Jan 2019 #76
Some might say that those obsess most about it are the ones that wish to dream about it.
jon357 67 | 16,655
28 Jan 2019 #77
Or wish they didn't.

And any sort of 'traditional' schooling isn't going to make the slightest difference to that. Avoiding certain issues, whether by home-schooling or selecting ones with a restricted curriculum isn't going to make anyone's kids into better people.

If anything, deliberately avoiding issues either encourages inhibition or just means that the kid turns out into a very rebellious young adult indeed.

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