The Canadian Home SchoolerPublisher: Canadian Alliance of Home Schoolers, Box 640, Jarvis, Ontario
Year Published: 1982
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX2406
This newsletter, The Canadian Home Schooler, is a collection of letters and news information directed to those who have chosen to educate their children at home.
Abstract: This newsletter, The Canadian Home Schooler, is a collection of letters and news information directed to those who have chosen to educate their children at home. People who are involved in teaching their own children can write to Wendy Priesnitz for information about text books, the latest information about the laws pertaining to compulsory attendance in school, and updates on struggling home schooling groups across the country. This correspondence is published in a newsletter form in an effort to share news and views across the country.
The Canadian Alliance of Home Schoolers has also published an "Information Package" which lists books and magazines pertaining to teaching children at home. They have collected and published the relevant paragraphs of the Canadian Compulsory School Attendance Laws. As each province is responsible for education in its jurisdiction, the laws pertaining to Compulsory School Attendance vary from province to province (or territory).
The newspaper articles published in the Information Package indicate that more and more parents are becoming dissatisfied with the quality of education in the public school system and alarmed at what their children are learning at school. Some parents who are teaching their children at home were, at one time, school teachers and principals. They became disillusioned by the school system as it is presently being operated and removed their own children to teach them at home.
It seems that the idea of home schooling is slowly becoming more acceptable, and there are legal precedents that are discussed in the newsletter. If a family is agreed that home schooling is a good thing and if they are well prepared with information about the applicable laws (and have a positive approach towards the authorities) they will likely be able to have a good home schooling experience. The home schooling process also encourages children to choose their preference (i.e., home schooling or otherwise).