Sunday, October 22, 2006

School at Home in the UK

It looks as if we are catching up with the US on the home-schooling versus school-at-home debate, since children in Bedfordshire can now sign up to a scheme which means that they are registered at a school, may take exams for free, must log in at least weekly, (though technically daily), and yet are schooled at home.

Not that you could deduce this much from the Bedfordshire Home Education Website, where it all rather looks like HE as usual.

4 comments:

Tim said...

And education certainly seems to be needed in Bedfordshire...

"The law makes the Local Education Authority (Bedfordshire County Council) responsible for insuring the education given to children...."

from http://www.bedfordshire.gov.uk/Bedfordshire/Staticpages.nsf/Web%5Cstaticpages/nlpar12

Leo said...

That scheme should not be called home education because under UK law it is not.

Carlotta said...

Tim...
Lets just hope all those Bedfordshire parents whose children were let down by schooling get suing right away!

And yep, I agree, Leo...in law, it ain't HE.

Anonymous said...

Isn't this potentially a good thing? It may cause the disintegration of schooling without the authorities really noticing...

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