Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Home Ed News - Scotland

Reduced timescale for decisions on home education

"Parents who want to educate their children at home will now get a much quicker decision from local authorities following new guidance from the Scottish Government."


Thursday, January 24, 2008

Home learning expected to grow

"Durham University research found students educated at home were socially adept and achieved above-average results in national literacy tests. Ms Matterson said: "It is important to recognise that there are many, equally valid, approaches to educational provision and the type of educational activity provided by parents can be varied and flexible.

Home schooling is not a barrier to success, certainly not in the literary world. Playwright and musician Noel Coward was educated almost entirely at home, and author Agatha Christie, creator of Poirot and Miss Marple, had no formal schooling before the age of 16."


Home education guidance updated

"Revised guidance on home education has been issued in a bid to clarify the rights and responsibilities of both parents and local authorities in what has tended to be an area fraught with tension."


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

We're back!

after almost a month with the Tibetan Refugee community in South India...

"I consider education to be an instrument. Whether that instrument is used rightly or wrongly depends on our basic human motivation, on the spirituality that informs our motives. When I say spirituality, it is not a religious thing. It means simply to become warmhearted human beings, with a deeper awareness of the world at large." H.H. Dalai Lama