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    With homeschooling on the rise, will the responsibility largely fall on women?
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    Of course, it is a big yes. First, I would like to explain what is homeschooling. Homeschooling is a progressive movement widely around the country as well as worldwide, in which the parents educate their children at their home instead of sending them to traditional public or private schools. Most of the families choose homeschooling because of the dissatisfied educational progress in the traditional schools, different religions and many more but in the brief, the children do not pursue education in the traditional schools.
    In this method, the children should pick any of their desired time to study either in the morning as in traditional schools or in the evening. Most the requirements for this homeschooling varied from place to place. This does not require the parents to be educated in the traditional schools. In most of the families, women are the one who stays in the home with the children. If her children`s progresses were not good, she will be cornered for that. Since, her spouse, the father comes home everyday in evening spend time with the children. But wife is the one who is blamed for everything.
    Definitely the homeschooling method will put all the responsibilities over the mother, until and unless the husband quit the job and take care of all the household chores. This homeschooling creates social isolation among the children. If they grew up and remain isolated, this will also pressure the woman in home, that she had not spent enough time with her children.

    At last, I end up by saying that, the homeschooling method will pressure the women in home. This can be reduced, if and only if the father shares equal responsibility in the everything about their children.

    nehachitroda
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    Homeschooling is on the rise because many parents think it can be a better option for their children to learn, study at their own pace and what they are interested in. Parents make their children capable to face the reality afterward and so homeschooling is on rising and traditional schooling is an option or people prefer homeschooling.
    But the responsibilities after this comes on mothers because it is the burden which comes on women, she has to look after children, family and if she is working women then she also has to manage work and home both. There will double the responsibilities of kids because to decide on what has to be taken when and how to make them study and also their personal needs so women have to manage children’s personal as well as schooling, as well as their own personal and professional life.
    They have to keep track of the present as well as future studies and practical knowledge which will be done for children, each thing has to be done in a well mannered to make it easier for further. With homeschooling, the role of parents increases because this education method is different from traditional schooling, and if one of a parent is more available then mothers are the ones who have to quit working or sacrificing their own things for children because men’s quitting jobs is not possible and so women’s are held responsible for all.

    PALAK KASHIV
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    Homeschooling is the new thing it is slightly different from traditional schooling, so homeschooling means teaching your children at home with all the activities and books it is only for the Montessori students, after homeschooling the children can easily take admission in primary classes, they do not have to repeat the classes this concept is not that popular in India but it is practice internationally. Most women stay at home with child so the responsibility of homeschooling will fall on women and she also have other responsibility of home duties, it will be very difficult for a working mother to do homeschooling and also create a burden, I think parents need to look on everything before opting for homeschooling, men barely perform children responsibility so all burden of this falls on women. She will not get time for herself and we should not forget women are not robots they can’t keep working 24*7. parents should divide their days to teach children for home-schooling they both have to take their time for child‘s education. In pandemic people have to home school their children then man hardly gave an hour to teach their children but it was very hard for women to manage homeschooling with job commitments according to UN women organization they feel employers need to keep flexible work hours for their employs both men and women so they can share child responsibility. some women also kept their careers on hold because of child educational responsibility. If women are busy teaching their child then men should help them with doing other household chores. If women feel any kind of burden on herself she should open up about it with her man and family members, ask for help.

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    As we already know , homeschooling is a teaching method where children are not depending on school, rather than they’re being taught into their household,according to their own terms, in their own environment whether it’s by a professional teacher or by parents. This custom was usually used to be in 17’s or 18’s in specifically those families with higher standard as neither everyone possessed that economical conditions to pursue ut, nor higher education was highly preached or felt necessary among common people. And again, specially among the crisis of pandemic, homeschooling is growing day by day even in the middle class family. Parents refer the easygoing environment of home to teach their children.
    Now the question becomes, not every home contain the procedure or playful contains for automatic building up the skills a children required which were provided by the schools. There’s where come the necessity of parents, performing or help their children to adopt those skills. And as everyone of us are aware of our social norms, it’s the women who are always expected to be in home, take care of children and in the ‘new normal’ they have to take care of children studies as well. And of course it’s not so easy as it seems. While children and most of the family is now at home, women’s daily household works have increased. With all those time to time cooking, taking care of household chores, there’s a new including of children with their needs for play, meals, attention, education crashing into the fine balance that was maintained thoroughly. And in plenty of families, these pressures are exposing the same gender inequalities which were long hidden behind. Whether it’s serving for other family members or for children, a woman, most likely his/her mother is to be blamed for ages already. And now, as we know, higher education for women isn’t so reality for lower and lower-middle class. Not every mother is experienced with the education requirements at all. Fathers , being a service man or business man, stay most of the time outside home and mother is expected to create those perfect environment for a child support and development.
    And whether the requirements are fulfilled or not it’s the mother who’ll be questioned for every fault of her children.
    So, yes it’s a clear statement that homeschooling is increasing the responsibility for women. Although as a family we should always divide our responsibilities. If we start to take care of children of our house, not only the responsibility on women decrease, but that child will also get that support and different environment from different family members, as he or she supposed to have in their schools.

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    As time changes people adapting modernization . In this progress , people adapting modern system of study and letting the traditional system behind . Now student and parents prefer online classes do video calls, module and online notes . Can be considered time saving and is under the conferred zone of students but this system created a hurdle for nonstop worker of the world that is a WOMAN.
    Women used to work at home 24 × 7.A woman loves her child very much, so as long as they are in front of her eyes, she always takes care that her children do not face any kind of trouble, That’s why when the children go to school and college, after that she finishes all the work and rests till their arrival, thinking that when the children come, She will have do the rest of the work, feeding them every one of them and take care of them .But when the children will start studying at home, that too through online classes, then the mother will get very less time to rest because the child will be at home all the time, then the mother will also be worried that how the child is doing, do not disturb him. In keeping all this thing in mind she never rest.
    A man goes to the office in the morning with the hope that a woman will do all the work till his arrival. On that, if children start studying from home, then the responsibility for a woman increases even more. A man never concentrates on anything even not in the education of his children, he leaves the entire responsibility on the woman to take care of the children, after that he expects that his work is also on time, even if he himself don’t help women in work A woman already has the responsibility of the house, then the responsibility of children’s education is also put on her, and if the children do not study well, then a woman is considered responsible for her and she is told that you will spend the whole day. Where do you stay at home and why don’t you pay attention to children’s education, even a woman is held responsible for the education of children..

    Shumaila Siddiqui
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    Yes, it’s always the women who will get responsibility of the child in every scenario. Homeschooling has only burdened their daily routine with the extra work and effort they have to put in with child. Homeschooling is not that easy although, the child is the student, but the mother plays an equally important role in their homeschooling. Because a child is not able to understand the technology aspects properly, so she has to intervene and make them study properly.
    Due to this woman tends to get irritated with the undue presence of them in their online schooling. Also, some women handle this very efficiently by coping up the schedule according to the child homeschooling schedule. Once they get used to setting routine they can manage easily and go with the flow. Though the responsibility is an extra task for the woman as they have a lot of other works to do at the home and still manage the homeschooling of their child.
    Most of the women feel that homeschooling is draining their energy and affecting them negatively. Some women think that their relationship with a child and other members of the family is being neglected and forming an unpleasant bond between all of them. Another sections of woman claims that homeschooling is affecting their work and the mental health. Due to all these they are not being able to keep on check of their health and they were loosing out the time for their self.

    The women who are not much educated and not aware of technical aspects of the homeschooling are finding it very tuff to help their child in homeschooling. There is no rule that only women should help the child in homeschooling the father should also participate and help his child for home-schooling and lower the burden of the woman’s.

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    Since the ancient era, it has always been a woman’s duty to raise kids where a man do not take much parts in. With the evolving society where schools have been a second home to children, schools have really helped woman in following their career, women are able to do jobs after leaving their kids to school.
    But now with the upcoming tradition of homeschooling, women would again be expected to focus more upon their kids which would create a barrier in their careers.
    Every woman has a mindset of keeping their families first even before their jobs, but men on the other hand keeps up a mind of prioritising their career first.
    In this evolving society there exist a lot of parents that equally contribute upon raising children. People now have been learning the art of equality in their relationships, and this is the best thing happening around in the society.
    Though there exists alot of people still burdening the women with all the responsibilities and that should be changed along with changing times.
    During these years of pandemic, women have got increased responsibilities with hundreds of tasks tougher than the normal, if men could lend a hand in raising their kids, it could be a great initiative to equality.

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    With homeschooling on the rise, will the responsibility largely fall on women?
    With the pandemic on the rise, a large number of children have opted for homeschooling to ensure safety along with keeping up with the education system too. I believe, if it continues to go this way, the responsibility of children’s education will largely fall on women. Children’s responsibilities have always been on the shoulders of the women of the house, despite a large number of them going to work. Men have stereotypically always been out for work or other reasons, making them a little negligible on the part where the education of children is concerned. Certain fathers do not even remember what grade their kids study in. Here, the point is, when going to school was the comparatively chosen option, fathers could still, in some way or the other be held a little responsible as they would drop their kids to school, get their school uniforms or books, etc. Although, literal education of their children, they would barely look after. Mothers are more known for correcting their kids’ homework and school assignments. They would push their children to finish their assignments before going out to play.
    On the other hand, now that homeschooling has taken over in all aspects, just like how the women of the house are considered responsible for all the household work, they will now be held responsible for their children’s education too. Although educational matters are nowhere even close to household work, all the educational responsibilities will be shifted on their shoulders too. Even though women work too, household work is ‘apparently’ their job to take care of, the same way, home-schooling has now become a household affair too, which makes the society hold women responsible for the education of their children. Nobody understands how nowadays, all the members get to stay at home all day-all night, which increases the pressure of household work on the women of the house. Rather than feeling the need of men making an effort to contribute towards the education of their children, as always, women are considered largely responsible for the education of their children. In my opinion, as the child is equally belonging to both father and mother, both should make an equal contribution towards his/her education in these difficult times. In fact fathers should understand that mothers are working all day in the household, hence contributing a little extra.
    A woman myself,
    Shubhangini Shaktawat

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    Homeschooling is all about parents teach their children at home rather than sending them to public or private school. Homeschooling is followed by many other countries to. In india homeschooling will largely fall on women because it is the mindset of society that women should be at home and men should earn due to which the studies of children is mostly seen by the mother. In such families who prefer to give their child homeschooling, all the responsibility of child is handled by only mother because she is housewife. It is because in some family they don’t except women to do job after marriage due to which she remain housewife and have to do all the household work plus take care of children in that also if their is homeschooling for their child than her husband will not share the responsibility due to which all the work of household and family plus child homeschooling will largely fall on women. Society need to stop making inequality towards women because of which after marriage all the pressure of household chores and family, only women are handling and they don’t even get support or opportunity to do job and follow their dreams. Society should start supporting women and show equality between men and women. So that their will no pressure on women to handle all the household work alone and homeschooling will no more pressure on women only. Both the parents are equally responsible for their child career. They should together do all the household chores and men should support their wife to do job due to which it will also give good inspiration for their children by seeing their mother hardwork to follow her goals. And due to having educated parents and if they prefer homeschooling will more benefit for their child to teach them like a public or private school. By doing all the household work and taking care of child together will not fall all the responsibility on women only.

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