The reality of home-schooling
Being a makeshift educator to her offspring during lockdown prompted Adele Shevel to find out what real home-schooling is all about
There’s been a glut of memes about SA parents’ foray into "teaching" their housebound kids. Many are tinged with hysteria. "It may take a village to raise a child, but I swear it’s gonna take a vineyard to home-school one" was one of a number featuring alcohol in the equation.
With the Covid-19 lockdown and shutting of schools, parents (mainly moms) were jolted into the reality of having to take on their kids’ education. For some this has been a joy, or at least a chance to get greater insight into their learning. Others have been counting the days until their kids can return to school...