Sun Star, Davao, Philippines,Â 9 December 2006, Our home, our school
In addition, home schooling is legal in the Philippines. Students can take validation tests, the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) or enroll under the accredited home school programs of DepEd. Seeing the benefits of home schooling, she and Bion decided to introduce it to their kids earlier than they originally planned.
Alex consulted Amber’s teacher and she was assured that if ever her plans will not work out, her daughter can always go back to the school.
Parts of the article reflect a bureaucratically-influenced viewpoint such as, “Based on Alex’s research, there are no specific area requirements for a home school classroom.”Â These commentsÂ are fairly common in news stories as it seems to be assumed by ‘civilians’Â that anything to do with a child’s learning will be controlled by the government agency ‘responsible’ for education.Â Overall, the article is informative and pleasant.
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