Around 20,000 students are homeschooling in Australia. It's a different form of schooling to learning from home while schools are shut due to COVID-19. But homeschooling does provide some tips.
Instead of insisting on homeschooling primary-age kids, free play can help them learn and has benefits for physical and mental health.
Many school kids may be studying from home as their schools have closed or they need to isolate themselves for other reasons. Parents won't need to be teachers, but more teachers' aids.
Homeschooling allows more creativity in the way the curriculum is delivered.
Homeschooling can be worth it if parents or guardians who choose to educate their children this way know the challenges. Here are the three main ones.
International research suggests homeschooled students’ achievements are as good, if not better, than those of their schooled peers.
Do homeschooled children miss out on quality education from trained teachers? Research says no – homeschooled students do just as well, if not better, than those who go to school.
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Should states test homeschoolers?
Homeschooling regulations vary from state to state. And loopholes in these regulations could excuse parents from actually reporting the results.
When Mum is the teacher.
Children educated at home by their parents are not on a register, nor subject to an annual visit.
Does homeschooling make children share the religious beliefs of their parents?
Conservative religious families turn to homeschooling as a way to ensure that their children will grow up to be like them. Does it work?
Homeschooling for black children is increasing.
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A scholar finds black parents are homeschooling kids to protect them from racism and what they see as a Eurocentric education.
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