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Frequently asked questions
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Do we need to register as home school parents or should we just register the children?
The SASA act requires that learners should be registered for home education. Parents should apply to their local Dept of Education office for details on this. There are no costs involved. For more information visit www.education.gov.za
Textbooks － Where do we get them and what are the costs thereof?
Which universities, locally and abroad, recognise the institute?
All SA Universities recognise the National Senior Certificate as issued by Umalusi. Should the candidate comply with the entrance requirements of the University of their choice, they are free to apply. Most Universities abroad also recognise our NSC (see the website of the IEB at www.ieb.co.za. Here is a list of South African Universities. www.education.gov.za
Can your institute direct us to children interaction events, e.g. sports and social, etc., to keep the children socially involved with other children their age?
Does work from your institute move at the same pace as normal schools (1 year/subject, or student's pace)?
Why is home schooling more popular than ever?
One can safely say that both “push” and “pull” factors should be considered (as per Me Karin van Oostrum from the Pestalozzi Trust), where factors “pushing” parents into considering home schooling may be: the perception of falling academic standards in schools, concerns about the safety of learners in schools, rising school fees, limited space in schools.
“Pull factors” may be increased awareness of home schooling and that it is becoming easier to home school due to the proliferation of online and other resources. In addition to this, traditional schools are not able to cater to the needs of learners with special needs when it comes to learning, emotional, mental and psychological disabilities.
Parents are realising that they know their children best and are taking control of their academic education.
What are the fundamental differences between home schooling and going to a ‘normal’ school?
In home education, the parent/guardian is primarily the educator. He or she takes on the entire responsibility of the academic education of his or her child. In the more traditional mode of schooling, the parent/guardian relinquishes the academic education of the child to a third party, whether a public or a private school.
A secondary aspect is that the child is educated at home, however, this should not create the impression that the child is removed from society and becomes a social hermit – on the contrary – the child remains in society and is an active participant in social activities, sporting activities and all other aspects which helps to make him or her a balanced member of the community.
Is there a difference in the cost involved to home school your child?
The fortunate thing about home education is that the parent can control the cost of this type of education. However, the danger does exist that one can go overboard, as parents (due to the abundance of resources available) are at risk of spending more than they planned. Home education is mostly a way of life and as such, enriches the lives of all members of the family.
See the cost comparison below for 2020.
|Orange Freestate||R15 700,00||R 16 500,00||R 16 100,00|
|Brainline||R15 200,00||R 28 000,00||R 21 600,00|
|Kwazulu Natal||R16 450,00||R 32 670,00||R 32 435,00|
|Western Cape||R26 300,00||R 36 500,00||R 30 066,67|
|Gauteng||R18 885,00||R 45 980,00||R 29 746,67|
|Eastern Cape||R26 400,00||R 51 120,00||R 38 760,00|
What about the standard of education?
The South African Schools Act (No. 84 of 1996) states that home education should be of a standard not lower than that offered in a public school.
It has been found that parents choose to home educate, as the perception is that the standard of academic education in schools, is not desirable.
They feel that having taken control of this aspect, the standard of academic education of their children is improved. Moreover, the results that parents see in home education, strengthen this perception.
What do you say to people who argue that children are educated without allowing for social interaction with their peers?
This assumption cannot be further from the truth. The child in home education is not prevented from social interaction with his or her peers. On the contrary, it has been found that parents in home education take a great deal of trouble to expose their children to educational social activities, allowing for abundant and balanced social development.
Do you think there will be an even bigger growth spurt in years to come? Might home schooling overshadow ‘normal’ schools?
The face of education is changing radically, as the workplace no longer demands the industrial age “factory” worker who has been homogenously educated with a set number of skills, but requires the problem solving, critical thinking worker who is able to adapt his or her skills on demand, making them valuable contributors to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
This also means that the way that academic education takes place, has to change to increase accessibility both in time and place. Online distance education, affords learners the opportunity to retain the social aspects of education as the modes offered by Brainline, bridges the distance between teacher and learner.
As a result, homeschooling is expected to grow increasingly popular.
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