Is it time to consider HOME EDUCATION for your Children ?

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Is it time to consider HOME EDUCATION for your Children ?
With the Government's new sex education programme to teach 0-4 year olds masturbation , gender identity and a range of sexual issues , is it time for parents to really consider the option of Home Education for their Children . 
 
Below : Government's proposed sex education programme to teach 0-4 year olds about Masturbation and gender identity .
 
enjoyment and pleasure when touching one's own body , early childhood masturbation , discovery of own body and genitals , gain awareness of gender identity
  - proposed sex education programme

 
 


HOME EDUCATION
 
IS IT LEGAL
 
Yes! Home education is legal in Ireland and is enshrined in the Irish constitution. In 2000, the Irish Government brought in a system of registration for home educated children aged six to sixteen, with teenagers usually staying on the register until they reach eighteen. See the Legalities section for further details.

WHO CAN HOME EDUCATE

Anyone can home educate their children. You do not need a formal teaching qualification. You do not need a curriculum, formal lessons or a designated school room. You do need an interest in your children’s education and a commitment of time and energy. Home educators come from all walks of life and have a variety of reasons for choosing this option.

WHY HOME EDUCATE
 
The motivation behind home education is highly diverse. The principal motivations (in no particular order) are:Philosophical, e.g., looking for child led education.Child centred, e.g., some children respond badly to the structure of school.As a response to non-educational problems in school, e.g., bullying by pupils and teachers.Medical related, e.g., Dyslexia, autism, other special needs.Religiously related, e.g., Catholic, Muslim.Culturally related, e.g., resident foreign nationals, travelling community.

HOW DOES HOME EDUCATION WORK IN PRACTICE
 
Welsh researcher Alan Thomas carried out a study of home educating families that was published as “Educating Children at Home” by Continuum (ISBN 0304701793). He found that a great variety of methods and approaches were being used. Some families make a formal arrangement about hours and curriculum. Many others follow the interests and talents of the child and have a more open-ended approach. Most families will use a combination of these two broad approaches; often moving from a more structured to a more flexible system. The experience of home education is very different from school-based education. The amount that children learn without being taught is surprising to some but gratifying to all involved. It may help to take a long term view by realising that, although the “average child” may learn to read at, say, six, some children will not learn to read until much later. There is no evidence that these late readers are any less keen on reading when they see that it is useful to them. 

WHAT ABOUT EXAMS
 
Parents who are with their children every day do not need to see exam results to monitor their child’s progress, strengths or weaknesses. Exams measure only a small part of the skills that children need to acquire as they grow up. Self-esteem, social competence, emotional security, happiness and physical development are not easily monitored, let alone improved by examinations. When/if it comes time to sit formal exams like the Leaving Certificate or O and A levels, arrangements can be made through V.E.C.s, Adult Education Classes or the Dublin Tutorial Centre (www.dublintutorialcentre.com, Tel 01 661 2209). Junior and Leaving Cert can also be sat at any school by registering with the school in early January of the year that the exams will be taken. More information can be seen at www.examinations.ie. A-levels can also be taken through the National Extension College in the UK, email courses@nec.ac.uk website www.nec.ac.uk. 

WHAT ABOUT SOCIAL INTERACTION
 
A child does not need the Leaving Cert to go to college if the points for the course of choice are below 390. A FETAC/QQI course will achieve this amount of points and the child will get a zero round offer before the Leaving Cert results come out.

There is no evidence that children do not learn social skills when they are home educated. They are out and about in the world and after all that is what true socialisation is all about. Social skills research by Julie Webb (1990) and Gary Knowles (1993) concluded that “the idea of there being social disadvantage to home-based education was not supported by the evidence.  Indeed the evidence suggested the reverse.”  This is echoed in the research by Alan Thomas (1999) who found that “Socially, research shows broader and more applicable skills sets in home educated children compared with their peers.

Home educated children mix with their brothers, sisters, neighbours, friends and relations. Many of them participate in community and sports activities. Many of them take part in group activities – music, dancing, sports, clubs – outside the home. There is no evidence that home educated children lack positive social experiences and there is some evidence that they avoid some negative social experiences. Considering the amount of time that home educated children spend out in the wide world mixing with a variety of different people of differing ages it is clear that their social experience and hence social skills are at least as well developed as those of their school educated peers.

HOW DO CHILDREN FARE ACADEMICALLY
 
We believe that there is so much more to education than academic achievement.  In the words of William Butler Yeats “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”.  It nurtures creativity, empathy, passion and humour.  Home educators tend to think in terms of the needs of individual children.  However, to put our minds at ease, research has repeatedly found that home educated children excel in terms of intellectual achievements.  For research see Paula Rothermel (2002) who found impressive results for home educated children.  See also Alaska Dept of Education (1985), Hewitt Research Foundation (1985), (1986), Brian Ray (1991) amongst others.


For More Information Contact Home Education Ireland

Margaret Quaid (Email: hencontactofficer@gmail.com)
Cora McCauley (Email: henprofficer@gmail.com)
visit website :https://www.henireland.org/about-us/

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still in shock . They want to teach infants masturbation now in creches and schools. how are they getting away with this . this woman here thinks its perfectly normal to teach 2 year olds masturbation .




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The Irish Christian Home Educators Association is also a useful resource for any parents considering home schooling their children . It was established in 2007 to represent the rights of Home educators in Ireland & also to provide a platform for Christian Home Educators in Ireland to develop contact, in addition to providing ongoing support.

https://www.ichea.net/about-us.html
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I feel sick, teaching 0-4 olds about masturbation and touching themselves , what kind of fckers sick bastards are running this country .
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twisted and perverted . country is in real trouble . but hey what can you expect when you have a children's minister that marches for abortion and has practiced witchcraft in the past .
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I wonder what teachers think of teaching this stuff to kids ? If this kind of thing is the future people will try to afford private schools or maybe take the home educate option.
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laura , please avoid using bad language .thanks . I agree with you though , it is beyond gross for any government to be teaching toddlers masturbation . its mentally ill . if parents dont want the state ramming this stuff down their throat well home education is a very attractive prospect

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