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Home Educating Older Teenagers
© Beverley Paine
"My son is 17 and has been working casual work since on a part time basis but, we have agreed that he needs to get back into the education system and feel that homeschool would be ideal." Amy
I think young people of this age would benefit most from enrolling in distance education - either through the state public school system or through TAFE.
Your son can pick up year 11 and 12 subjects and work towards his high school certificate in his own time and at his own pace in most cases, or work within the college schedule.
Contact your local TAFE institution, or phone the Education Department and ask about distance education. Don't worry about entry criteria at this stage - simply get them to send you as much information as they can. There are usually ways to get around restrictive criteria - the first thing to find out is if this kind of education would suit your son.
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Beverley Paine with her children, and their home educated children, relaxing at home.
Together with the support of my family, my aim is to help parents educate their children in stress-free, nurturing environments. In addition to building and maintaing this website, I continue to create and manage local and national home educating networks, help to organise conferences and camps, as well as write for, edit and produce newsletters, resource directories and magazines. I am an active supporter of national, state, regional and local home education groups.
We began educating our children in 1985, when our eldest was five. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn since they were born. I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. We hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was! Beverley Paine
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