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Home Schooling

Postby kitty2 » Fri May 20, 2011 8:58 am

Anyone who has kids are homeschooling?My friend need to know more info about it.Please share,thanks.

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Re: Home Schooling

Postby sall » Fri May 20, 2011 9:34 am

Need to get approval from MOE. Got to submit your lesson plans etc. It's best to call up MOE to get details.

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Re: Home Schooling

Postby poppy15 » Fri May 20, 2011 10:36 am

as far as i know, need to be in line with the teaching syllabus from MOE
& not everyone qualifys to do home schooling.

agree with sall. best get advice & approval from MOE.

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Re: Home Schooling

Postby kitty2 » Fri May 20, 2011 10:40 am

poppy15 wrote:as far as i know, need to be in line with the teaching syllabus from MOE
& not everyone qualifys to do home schooling.

agree with sall. best get advice & approval from MOE.


My friend knows that it needs approval from MOE but she just want to know more about hoeschooling

Thanks

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Re: Home Schooling

Postby orchids » Fri May 20, 2011 10:58 am

Unless your friend is very dedicated, otherwise not advisable.
Known of a homeschooler who didn't make it thru' PLSE even after 3rd attempts.
Can be very demoralizing for the child.

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Re: Home Schooling

Postby kitty2 » Fri May 20, 2011 11:11 am

orchids wrote:Unless your friend is very dedicated, otherwise not advisable.
Known of a homeschooler who didn't make it thru' PLSE even after 3rd attempts.
Can be very demoralizing for the child.


I think there's one school for homeschooling
http://www.teach-asia.com/cos/o.x?c=/wb ... w&rid=6577 so should be no problem

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Re: Home Schooling

Postby jtoh » Fri May 20, 2011 11:55 am

I think there are a couple of parents here who do homeschooling so maybe they might be able to help you out. I have come across some Singapore forums and personal blogs which have discussion on homeschooling in Singapore. I can't remember the URLs though. Your friend might want to google to get more information.

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Re: Home Schooling

Postby sall » Fri May 20, 2011 3:43 pm

I remember for last year's PSLE, all the homeschoolers did not do very well.

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Re: Home Schooling

Postby sall » Fri May 20, 2011 3:46 pm

orchids wrote:Unless your friend is very dedicated, otherwise not advisable.
Known of a homeschooler who didn't make it thru' PLSE even after 3rd attempts.
Can be very demoralizing for the child.

What happens to the poor child now?
Homeschooling is only for primary level, right? The students need the lab for secondary science, so it's impossible to homeschool.

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Re: Home Schooling

Postby cnimed » Fri May 20, 2011 4:58 pm

The homeschooling journey ultimately depends on the parent and child. It is what you make of it, because you have ultimate freedom and also ultimate responsibility. It can be a wonderful enriching journey and there are many dedicated homeschooling mothers out there. It also requires discipline and sacrifice in terms of time and a very hands on approach as you look into the various homeschooling styles and curricula. Beyond studies, the homeschooling mother should network actively to provide her child and herself with social support, and to always keep up to date with requirements and new educational opportunities.

It is possible to homeschool beyond the primary level and there are parents doing that. Indeed once you clear the PSLE, there is no more compulsory education act to answer to. You can do anything.

I don't think it is fair to say that all homeschoolers do badly. In the first place, among the homeschoolers are a higher percentage of children with learning issues; this is why they homeschool in the first place. Put in mainstream they may do even worse. There are also families who feel that the all-academic focus of our schools are too narrow and they want their children to spend time on other things, including missionary work. Of course there are also families who did not acquaint themselves with the marking systems - their children can be very educated, but not exam smart.

If your friend wants to find out more about how different families homeschool (it's all very individual), she should contact the local homeschooling group.
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