22 Nov 2011

Homing Home Education

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Taleemnet

Home Schooling has come to roost in Indian homes. The breed of parents who wish to fiercely protect their rights to bring up children in a way that they deem fit seems to be growing. Their main objective: to provide for a childhood of free growth and free learning.

The incidence of home learners a decade ago was few and far between. Not so today, if one were to go by the traffic on virtual communication and social networking sites. This fact is amply clear from three recent developments.

A full half hour programme was aired recently on national news. It centered round the home educators of Pune city and their children.

Watch it here: http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/india-matters/india-matters-coming-home-to-school/216468

The Nov 28, 2011 issue of Outlook carries a full length article on Home Schooling in India also listing institutes that support such open learning efforts.

Read about it here: http://www.outlookindia.com/printarticle.aspx?279013

Marking the movement’s official presence is a call from home schooling families to initiate a National Body of Homeschoolers under the banner of the Open Learning Foundation which presently is an online group. Its objective is to best represent the rights and interests of parents who wish to take the sole responsibility of teaching their own children.

Write to them here: openlearners@googlegroups.com

The year 2011 may well one day be remembered as a significant one in the history of Home Schooling in India. Parents with complete trust in their children and in their own abilities have made it happen. Parenting has come of age!

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