Home-Grown Ontario Kids Grow Up

Editor’s note: Because so many new home educators are concerned about how this “radical” decision to take responsibility for their own children’s education will affect them in later years, it is sometimes helpful to look at what has happened to kids who have been through the experience already. I asked Brenda Shaw, a home-educated young

New National Home-Based Education Organization

2013 Web Editor's Note: ACHBE has been defunct for many years. However, the website manager for the Canadian Home Based Learning Resource Page is still standing by at the (now updated) email address to help coordinate its revival should anyone wish to pursue that endeavour.

Almost one year ago, a small group of home educators from across the country got together on the Internet to form a Canadian national homeschool organization. The Association of Canadian Home-Based Education (ACHBE) has been functioning online since March of 1996, and in November, membership became open to the public. “It is a place where

Home Education and the Law (1996)

All homeschoolers in Ontario should know what the Education Act says about homeschooling. In section 21[2], the Act says that a child is excused from compulsory attendance at (public) school if he or she is receiving “satisfactory instruction at home or elsewhere.” Section 24[2] states: “Where the parent or guardian of a child considers that

Public Perceptions of Home-Based Education

Many home-based educators know Ontario writer Paul Kropp from his critically-acclaimed book The Reading Solution, a cogent analysis and discussion of how and why people learn to read. Last year Mr. Kropp moved a little further afield when he produced The School Solution (Random House of Canada). In his new book, Mr. Kropp devoted exactly

Getting and Giving Support

Getting and Giving Support, an article on finding or forming a homeschool support group, written by Mary Shaw and published in the March 1996 issue of Home Rules, the newsletter of the Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents.