By Alan Thomas and Jane Lowe
What does home education involve? What are the advantages and disadvantages? How can you decide whether it is right for your child? If it is right, how do you go about it? And where can you go for help, advice for information. This practical self-help book for parents provides a one-stop resource for parents contemplating or embarking on home education with their children. This book: –helps parents to decide if home education will work for their family–provides information on the first steps to home education and answers parents most common questions–provides guidance as to subjects and curriculum, methods of teaching and how to deal with special circumstances–acts as parenting guide to parents with children in school to help support their childrens learning outside of school–helps more experienced home educators refine their own approaches to their childrens learning. See review in our books section.
PDF file of The Why and How of Australian Home Education by John Barratt-Peacock BA., PGCE., BA., MSc., PhD.
File Size: 30.7 MB
This is Johns PhD thesis on home education. Published in 1997 it is still considered the most authoritative work on Australian home education. A comprehensive study of the reasons, characteristics and outcomes of Australian home education… insightful, reassuring, informative. Purchasing this product allows you to download the PDF version of the book direct to your computer. You will require Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to open the file. This can be downloaded for free at http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/
By Clare Cole
342 pp A4 format paperback
Clare Cole was one of Australia’s earliest modern home educators and a founding member of AERG (the forerunner of HEN). This book is based around Clare’s personal journal and is full of information, ideas and advice for anyone considering home education. It includes a detailed comparison with the curriculum of the local state primary school and details what each of her daughters, Megan and Holly, learned. The book reflects Clare’s belief that children’s education could and should be an extension of their home and family life. Unfortunately Clare passed away in 2001 but is still well-remembered in HEN for the encouragement and support she gave to those embarking on home education. Although How do your Children Grow is, in some areas, dated, Clare’s voice continues to offer advice and encouragement to another generation of home educators.
DVD of a lecture John Holt gave during his visit to Melbourne in 1981
DVD format: PAL (suitable for Australian DVD machines, not American)
It will play on PCs.
Note: Overseas orders will be posted without the DVD box.
John speaks on a range of topics such as Schools vs Home Education, Socialisation and Time Management