Vol. 4, Issue 12 (2017)
Developing activities of children’s learning through homeschooling
Author(s): Widia Winata
Abstract: Education is a right of any children. But not all children can enjoy formal education because of several factors. For children who can not afford formal education, there is an option for nonformal and informal education in the form of homeschooling models. This research was aimed to describe how to develop activities of children’s learning through homeschooling in Indonesia. A naturalistic qualitative method was applied by using observation, interview and documentation to collect the data. The data was being validated by extending the participation, doing more thoroughly observation, using triangulation and auditing. The whole data was analyzed into several steps, i.e. data reduction, coding based on each category, and conclusion. The results of the study revealed that one of the reasons for parents to choose homeschooling because the children feel uncomfortable being in a formal school, unfriendly school environment, abusing at school, both vision and mission of the formal school are not in line with parents’, and children have no interest and motivation to study in a formal school. Thus, in order to overcome those problems, homeschooling is offered. This learning model is designed based on the children’s needs in order to maximize their potential. The development of learning activities in this homeschooling model covered arts and enterpreneurship. Therefore, homeschooling can be an alternative education for children who experience specificity in the learning process. This learning design is contructed to be child-centered so that the potential within the children can be maximally developed.