what? That is the question you often get asked when you mention
the term "cottage schooling." Cottage schooling--often
called "cooperative schooling"--is an alternative form
of education in which children are taught by one or more teachers
at a location outside the home for a limited time during the week.
The rest of the student's week is spent at home completing assignments
given in class.
schooling has come about primarily because of the need among many
home schoolers for the outside expertise of a teacher, as well
as the desire on the part of many parents for their child to gain
limited exposure to a classroom environment.
a cottage school, students come together for a full day or two
partial days. The cost to educate a child in a cottage school
is typically much less than that available from a private school
and the education is typically much better than that available
from a public or private school.
cottage school allows students to receive a superior education
in an ideal learning environment from an excellent teacher at
an extremely reasonable cost. In addition, it allows a teacher
to concentrate on the craft of teaching without the hassles of
a bureaucracy and make a comfortable living in the process.
schools can be started by a group of parents or by a teacher.
Article by Dorothy Sayer on Classical Education and Latin Pronunciation
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