I'm thinking of alternative education pathways for my ds1 who starts school next year. He is showing signs of being either on the asd spectrum or having tendencies towards ADHD. I haven't gone into getting a medical assessment of him yet as I just want to see how he develops and changes as he matures. Either way I can already see that socially he will not do well in school and academically he seems to be picking things up slower than his brother who is a year younger and ironically appears gifted.
Just wanted to give background. Anyway, I have been thinking of homeschooling and am lucky enough to have a group of friends looking at the same pathway. In my discussions with them about education it is very obvious to me that their knowledge of schooling comes from reading homeschooling information online and through discussion with other homeschooling parents. I did an education degree a few years back, though I never used it, and as such I see their ideas as being quite old fashioned and not in line with current educational theories. So it got me wondering how home schoolers who were actually practicing (my friends are just pondering at this stage as our kids have not formally started anything) develop their pedagogy and improve their knowledge of best practice. Any help would be appreciated.