Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Homeschooling in Germany

"It is estimated that more than 50,000 children in the UK are educated at home. Homeschooling is allowed in most of Europe although it is considered socially unacceptable, and therefore, is not practised in many countries. In Germany home education is not tolerated and many authorities have introduced stringent measures to force parents to send their children to mainstream schools. Recently a couple was given a three month prison sentence for teaching their five children at home.

Andrew Littlejohn met the Skeets and the Landahls who moved to the Isle of Wight from Germany to escape the pressures against homeschooling their children."

To listen click here [BBC Radio 4 - The Learning Curve - 7 July 2008]

1 comment:

Kinderlehrer said...

If you'd like to read about the families and the state of home education in Germany, pop across to Educating Germany.