An eclectic homeschooler is one who uses a combination of homeschooling methods. This method involves putting together your own curriculum–usually from a variety of sources. There are many websites offering curriculum guides to help you in your planning. Many families end up labeling themselves as eclectic homeschoolers.
The traditional homeschooling method resembles the method used in traditional schools. It can be secular or faith-based, and it can be implemented by either the parent or a non-traditional private school. Parents either purchase textbooks, workbooks, teaching guides, and lesson plans, or students are provided with curriculum and class schedules from their private school. This method is works well for children who need or prefer structure.
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