The Barbados Advocate reports an increase of Barbados families educating their children at home.
Increase in homeschooling by Patricia Thangaraj
This was revealed by Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands, who spoke with the media yesterday after a tour of Wills Primary School.
He said that although he has not investigated the matter himself, from information gathered from discussions with other educational stakeholders at the Ministry, this was the consensus that he has reached.
“I gather from informal discussions with officials in the Ministry that homeschooling is on the rise in Barbados and that there are an increasing number – that does not mean that there are a large number, but there are an increasing number of parents who are opting for homeschooling.”
Interesting article including coverage of the government’s oversight of government, private and homeschooling.