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September 2, 2015

Socialisation

By far the most frequent question about home education is: “But what about socialisation?” In order to answer this question, it is important to look at what people mean when they ask about socialisation as the question can be taken […]
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

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

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

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

Famous Home Educated People

There are quite of few lists on the internet of famous people who were home educated eg Homeschool Academy  Wikipedia
September 2, 2015

Homeschooling Works

The past twenty years has seen a phenomenal rise in home education across the world and the general public’s familiarity with it has moved from almost complete ignorance to one of widespread, if largely uninformed, awareness. This change has been […]
September 2, 2015

A Summary of Australian Research

There has always been a percentage of Australian children educated at home. This was quite common in the nineteenth century with one historian stating that 19% of children were being taught at home in 1871. Despite this long history, research […]
September 2, 2015

Home Education and Special Needs Children

By Susan Wight The research on home educating special needs children is very positive, showing advantages both academically and socially. An American study by Stephen Duvall is one of the most thorough to date. It concluded that home education offers […]