Educating Your Child at Home
More parents than ever are choosing to educate their children at home. Educating Your Child at Home provides an authoritative guide for all those thinking about home education. This book explains: - what home education is and how it could work for your family - methods of teaching, subjects and the curriculum - how to adapt home education for special circumstances - how to discover what suits your child best An informative handbook, Educating Your Child at Home provides a clear and positive way of approaching home education. Jane Lowe is a founder trustee of the Home Education Advisory Service, the national home education charity. Dr Alan Thomas has researched home education extensively in the UK and Australia. He is Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Education, University of London and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 141.22 x 213.87 x 14.22mm | 230g
- 01 May 2002
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
- London, United Kingdom
Table of contents
1. Thinking about home education? 2. Learning at home is not like learning at school 3. Informal aspects of home education 4. Learning to read 5. Starting out 6. The curriculum 7. Activities outside the home 8. Meeting the emotional and social needs of home-educated children 9. Children with special needs 10. Options as children grow older. Appendix: resources and contacts
About Dr. Alan Thomas
Alan Thomas is Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Education, University of London. Jane Lowe is one of the founders of the Home Education Advisory Service.
Our customer reviews
Educating Your Child at Home is a great introduction to home education for new home educators and families enquiring into home education. It clearly explains what home education is and how it differs from school education. It also outlines the different methods available with the advantages of each in order to assist families to choose the home education style most suited to them. Rather than reviewing various curricula, the book focuses on the differences between home education approaches which are broken into three broad categories - structured, semi-formal and informal. It has sections on starting out, learning in the primary and secondary years, informal learning, projects, social life and special needs as well as options for older students. Home educators are quoted liberally throughout in order to illustrate various methods and points of view. The book was written for the U.K. market and some parts of it are quite specific to the U.K. for example, key stages of the English National curriculum and preparing for GCSE. Despite this, the book is very relevant to the international market as it contains universal ideas for teaching and/or encouraging learning at home in all the major curriculum areas with a variety of approaches. I liked the tone of the book which gave a clear message that there are many ways to educate children and that parents are more than capable of doing so by whichever method suits their individual family.show moreby Robert Wight