Research

August 19, 2019

Research Project – Education Experiences for Autistic Kids

HEN member and researcher, Rebecca English is involved in a research project on the educational experiences of kids who have a diagnosis (or suspicion) of ASD. Rebecca’s section of the research will focus on experiences within the home education community […]
July 29, 2019

The Effectiveness of Home Education

By Sue Wight Whether we home educate from the start or as a result of school problems, we observe our kids learning firsthand. Most of the time, that’s all the evidence we need. But many of us have occasional doubts […]
June 18, 2019

The Big Home Ed Survey

This year’s survey has now closed. Results available shortly The Home Education Network (HEN) seeks to inspire, inform and support home educators. We also advocate politically and represent home education in the media when required. While we operate mainly in […]
March 7, 2019

Home Ed Registration Numbers 2018

Glenda Jackson has compiled a rundown on registration figures for 2018 around Australia.
March 7, 2019

Home Education Outcomes

The following information is available about the academic outcomes of home education in Australia: The education departments of three states are known to have examined educational outcomes of home educated students through NAPLAN testing etc. Those studies have only been […]
May 10, 2018

HEN 2018 Survey of Vic Home Ed

The Home Education Network (HEN) seeks to inspire, inform and support home educators. We also advocate politically and represent home education in the media when required. HEN surveys the home education community to help shape our future work. HEN works […]
February 18, 2017

Handbook of Home Educated Alumni

Home education began in Victoria with half a dozen parents in the 1970s With the first generation of home educated students now adults, we set out to find out where they are and what they are doing. Some have entered […]
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 […]