Studious stars: Celebrities that were homeschooled
Busy celebs who didn't go to a "normal" school
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Homeschooling has become more and more mainstream in recent years, however the opinions are still divided. This is despite the fact that myths about unsociable behavior or being unable to attend college have proven to be false, and that research actually demonstrates that home-educated students score above average on achievement tests.
The contemporary homeschooling movement started in the '70s, when the educational theorist John Holt questioned the methods of schooling and its effect on the students. Holt himself was a teacher and worked in private schools. In his book 'How Children Fail,' published in 1964, the supporter of school reform made the observation that children love to learn, but don't like being taught because it makes them unnaturally self-conscious about learning. He also concludes that every child is intelligent. Holt was joined by educational theorist Raymond Moore, and together they inspired the first homeschooled students. Moore stated that early schooling could be harmful for the child, and it was best for children to be schooled at home until they turn eight or nine.
Nowadays, despite its challenging aspect, there are plenty of reasons for parents to choose to teach their children at home. Whether it is for professional reasons or for the sake of their education, homeschooling has proven to be a great option for some families. Celebrities such as Whoopi Goldberg, Justin Timberlake, and Emma Watson opted for a home education due to their busy professional schedules, and that didn't stop them from achieving their goals and becoming the successful artists they are today.
Click through this gallery and discover which other celebs were educated at home.
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