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Schooling and Literacy

Schooling and Literacy

Author: Paul Hannan

This lesson will compare and contrast parochial schooling, preparatory school model, and home schooling. The role of functional literacy in schooling will be explained.

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Terms to Know
Functional Literacy

The knowledge of basic reading and writing so that a person can function in everyday life.

Home Schooling

A growing trend whereby students receive their formal schooling at home.

Parochial Schooling

Schooling that provides religious instruction alongside regular academic coursework.

Preparatory School Model

A form of private education designed to prepare students ages 14-18 for higher education.