Mum advocates home-schooling as numbers grow nationwide

THE NUMBER of home educated children has increased nationwide to 8% according to figures released by Homeschool Australia.

With the number of alternative education options steadily increasing, parents are evaluating how closely curriculums coincide with their own learning beliefs.

In Queensland, statistics provided by Education Queensland indicate there are 1108 children actively registered as home education students.

Mount Larcom mother Leanne Dunsworth is a proud advocate of home schooling.

"I believe the home provides the best learning environment for my children," she said.

"They are the most comfortable when at home, it is where the primary learning takes place as a toddler and I feel it is a better alternative than travelling long distances to and from school each day."

When considering home education, Ms Dunsworth says the process is often not as assumed.

"We, as home educators still have to follow an evaluation process to ensure our children are meeting criteria," she said.

"But we consider there to be more in a learning curriculum than what is provided in a textbook.

Mrs Dunsworth says life experience is an important component of becoming equipped to deal with the 'real world.'

Topics:  education queensland, gladstone, home schooling, mount larcom



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