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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Genuine question OP: how long ago did you start unschooling/homeschooling? What scenarios led to this? (Ie what was going on in your family life/kids school life at the time) Who first suggested it?
    The OP didn't say she homeschooled. The thread has been seriously derailed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    The OP doesn't homeschool. The thread has been seriously derailed.
    I thought there may have been an initial "change period" where the OP went school->homeschooling->unschool. Maybe it was cold Turkey unschool, I don't know. I think how people enter unschooling is relevant to the thread?

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    The OP has popped in and said she was actually asking about adults who had been unschooled and how that worked out for them.
    Learn to read people!! At school!!
    Kidding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homeschooling4 View Post
    Nope. Not lying. Unschooling is a type of homeschooling. There's many types of homeschooling. It's perfectly legal.
    Hey homeschooling4 thanks for sharing your story and thoughts. I feel bad that because of my original question you're getting negative feedback. I hope you are ok.

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    Knowing a few homeschool and unschool families, I don't really think that they frequent more main****** sites like BH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I thought there may have been an initial "change period" where the OP went school->homeschooling->unschool. Maybe it was cold Turkey unschool, I don't know. I think how people enter unschooling is relevant to the thread?
    Homeschool4 isn't the OP

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    Homeschool4 isn't the OP
    Yeah just worked that out! Doh!

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    Maybe we should have a plebiscite on whether unschooling should be legal?

    - tongue firmly in cheek.

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    I've lurked this entire thread and have a genuine question: how is unschooling different to just not sending kids to school? As I understand it, all kids have to be enrolled in one form of education or another, whether that be formal school or homeschooling. It's been said that unschooling is a type of homeschooling therefore legal, but in reality how is it any different to just not sending your kids to school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    When it comes down to it though, if the parent is not qualified to teach/not dedicated enough to teach does it really matter if the curriculum is state driven as opposed to child driven? In that scenario is the benefit of a state driven curriculum that much greater?
    Probably not. To me it would depend on what the needs of the child were (in the special needs context) and it's possibly something that's a bit tricky to generalise about.

    In a formal education context, *all* students (I think? But definitely all Aboriginal students) are meant to have documented individual learning plans (in SA anyway, and different schools are more/less vigilant about this), and students with special needs students generally have negotiated education plans so they don't necessarily strictly follow the curriculum. But it is documented and the school is accountable for programming towards those goals. In some cases the NEP allows for different assessment methods, excusing from formalised testing, not grading certain learning areas etc.

    While it is difficult for teachers to address these needs, and we don't always do it as successfully as we'd like, I do think it illustrates that formal education isn't always as 'one size fits all' as some people believe.

    So I don't necessarily see that as a cherry on top? Not sure. I'm curious and wanting to learn a bit more, I guess.

    As I mentioned earlier, the bit that I keep tripping up over is the accountability part, and I guess that's the difference I see between the two.


 

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