Generally speaking, I'd rather be blogging about hot chocolate, or bubble blowing picnics ;) but this was brought to my attention recently. From here A representative from the DfE joined the committee to discuss elective home education (EHE). Although the department does not have any immediate … [Read more...] about Contemplating the future of home education, and a call for posts celebrating educational freedoms.
home education review
Again. Oh no, it's not the first time. No, it's not me personally. It's worse than that in a way. It's yet another invidious slight against the home education community. This time at the hands of the TES (times educational supplement) who have as their cover story the article Collateral … [Read more...] about I have been accused of neglect.
This week the submissions to the select committee inquiry have been made public. Many ppl have blogged their shock about some of the contents, or their pleasure in reading some of the reasoned arguments against the Badman review. Ppl have also wondered why the whole thing hasn't just been thrown out … [Read more...] about I thought I'd seen it all.
School v education. Homeschool v home education. Different images aren't they? To me anyway, although mainstream media and politicians in this country for some reason do not seem to see this. Setting aside the implied discourtesy in using a term not in use by the ppl concerned, is this because … [Read more...] about What's in a word?
A very short while ago I rejoined an email group that I was last a member of over 10 years ago. It's the list that I met Tim on (awww...) and hence Big is known to them as listbabe :) After a suitable pause, I brought up the topic of home education there, hoping that I might be able to spur some … [Read more...] about People like us.