Friday, July 24, 2009

Home education news

"Prompted partly by complaints from angry home educators , the committee will examine how the government conducted the review and its related consultations. They will also scrutinise the recommendations made by the review."

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"The Children, Schools and Families Committee is to undertake a short inquiry into the recent review of elective home education commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families. The Committee invites written submissions on:

• the conduct of the review and related consultations (e.g. the constitution of the review team; the scope of the terms of reference for the review; and the nature of the consultation documents).
• the recommendations made by the review on elective home education."

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"... a striking testimony to the failings of the education system ... from a mother who makes the interesting point that rather than treat home educators with suspicion, we should penalise those parents who unquestioningly leave all the work to schools and fail to supplement it with some lessons in life at home."

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"Home education quickly becomes tailored to the child's individual learning styles and needs and for for this reason becomes very efficient learning. This leaves more time for the child to learn via play and exploring his or her environment through interests and hobbies."

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More on the Romeike family, the family of 7 that has appealed for asylum in the USA in order to home educate their children, here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When I home-schooled my autistic daughter for two years back in the '90's, according to the tests in the local school system when she went back to public school, her IQ had leapt from 55 to 70.That was still probably lower than it actually was.I would tell her every morning at 9 0'clock, "You can read any of the books on this shelf." She taught herself, basically, and look how well she did!