Bouwe van der Eems and his wife Debbie have been homeschooling their five children since 2000. Bouwe is actively involved in the Association for Homeschooling and the Pestalozzi Trust and has taken part in various meeting with Department officials since 2004. With his family he has been running the SAHomeschoolers website since 2010.

What about learners that fall through the cracks?

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) promulgated a policy on home education that attempts to monitor home learners by requiring them to be regularly assessed by competent assessors. Assessment results must be evaluated by the DBE to take remedial actions when results do not meet minimum requirements. The stated intention of this monitoring is to avoid that home learners fall through the cracks. Although the stated intention seems noble, closer examination reveals...

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Prof. Metcalfe and the South African education tragedy

It's tragic that although there are solutions for the education crisis in South Africa, influential education experts tend to ignore these. Recently, prof. Mary Metcalfe, former MEC of education and education expert, received a lot of criticism on social media from homeschoolers on her uninformed statements on not only home education, but also the law and the practical situation in public schools. Solutions to the education crisis There are many solutions...

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Research on Home Education

Research on home education consistently proves that home learners

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Homeschooling and the law

Home schooling was recognized in 1996 in the SA Schools Act.

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History of homeschooling in SA

History of home education in South Africa (Wikipedia article)

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