Homeschooling – a worthwhile alternative to the current school system in Germany? A plea

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First of all, I would like to clarify that it’s not about abolishing school or that every family should teach their children at home.   It’s about giving parents a possibility to practice homeschooling.   In the previous parts I have described the positive and negative aspects of homeschooling. In part 2, you could read […]

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Homeschooling – a worthwhile alternative to the current school system in Germany? (Part 3)

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The other side of the coin   Enormous time requirement The choice of topics, the search for suitable material, preparation, planning and execution of the teaching can take a long time if homeschooling should be structured and planned.   Financial effort The high financial burden arises on one hand by foregoing a second income if […]

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Homeschooling – a worthwhile alternative to the current school system in Germany? (Part 2)

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What are the possibilities offered by homeschooling, which can hardly be implemented in school settings?   Child orientation and participation Child orientation is understood as the focus on the interests and needs of children. The prerequisite for this is the participation of children in shaping the education process. This is hardly possible in the current […]

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Homeschooling – a worthwhile alternative to the current school system in Germany? (Part 1)

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Since I have worked in New Zealand in 2011 for a family that practiced unschooling, I was fascinated by the idea of homeschooling/unschooling. Almost a year ago I have been to New Zealand again and did an interview with Valda (homeschooling) and Ellen (unschooling) about their experiences with homeschooling. I was impressed by the variety […]

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