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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Steamrolling a policy of chaos and conflict

In the week of 16 July 2018 the Pestalozzi Trust received information that the Department of Basic Education (DBE) planned to push through the new policy on home education without consulting the homeschooling movement. Although the consultation process cannot be viewed as meaningful by any stretch of imagination, the DBE attempts to create a perception that an extensive consultation process was followed. A flawed consultation process In 2014 and 2015 the...

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Legal & Research

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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Learning centre overview

Homeschool, micro-school, learning centre, unregistered private

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Start a Learning Centre

Important considerations when starting a learning centre

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Find a learning centre

There are various ways to find learning centres. Since there is

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Homeschool ABC



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Support Groups

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Assessment Tools

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