Articles

September 2, 2015

University without VCE

By Jim Batt Yes it is possible, although not easy, to get into university without completing (or even starting) VCE. I have spent only a very insignificant amount of my time in high school but still wished to further my […]
September 2, 2015

The Down Syndrome Family

By Barbara Frank We were your average homeschool family. We had been happily homeschooling our older two children for five years, and had an adorable little toddler who kept us busy and made sure we weren’t getting too set in […]
September 2, 2015

Studying through Open University

By Sharee Cordes I think it all started for us when Jayden became interested in linguistics. I was searching on the internet for some way to help him find out more about linguistics when I came across the Open Universities […]
September 2, 2015

Riding the Rainbow

By Cleve Elaine Richey Long before my decision to pull my seven-year-old son, Alex, from public school, I was his teacher. But teaching him meant far more than “enrichment.” It meant reaching him. It meant his survival. As a baby, […]
September 2, 2015

Adults, can’t you see

Teenage Suicide and Compulsory Schooling By Lyn Saint Adults, can’t you see it? You’re killing all the kids, Don’t you realize that in your papers We’re not just statistics. Each headline is a tombstone Erected to the dead. And one […]
September 2, 2015

The Beat of a Different Drum

Asperger Syndrome By Susan Wight “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”     […]
September 2, 2015

Postcards from Alumni

This is an excerpt from Otherways issue 128. It features a sample of former home educated students and details the pathways they took to university and other further education. Alumni Postcards
September 2, 2015

When Home Ed Kids Grow Up

By Katharina Russell-Head For those of us who went to school it is almost impossible to imagine what it must be like to grow up outside the system. The closest most of us get is to remember, or to observe, […]
September 2, 2015

Unschooling With ADD

By Kathy Ward In recent years there’s been a strong trend for parents to remove their children from school and bring them home to learn because many schools have been failing to provide a positive learning experience for their children. […]
September 2, 2015

Famous Home Educated People

There are quite of few lists on the internet of famous people who were home educated eg Homeschool Academy  Wikipedia