A Quiet revolution in Lincolnshire?

The number of Lincolnshire children being educated at home has more than quadrupled since 2002, new figures have revealed.
Improvements in access to the internet at home are seen as one of the main factors behind the trend.
Data released by Lincolnshire County Council shows that 417 youngsters are currently being taught at home.
The leap of more than 460 per cent since 2002 – when just 89 children received a home education – is seen by education chiefs as part of an increasing national trend.
But the exact reasons for the change have proved difficult for experts to pinpoint.
Access to educational resources on the internet is seen as one key factor.
Bad experiences at school is another, while greater awareness of the options open to parents is also an issue.

The past week seems to be an international “homeschool news week”. There has been so much news in media from different parts of the world that it seems that homeschool is starting to be mainstream. This this news picked up from the Lincolnshire Echo. This article reported that that homeschooling ther has increased 460% (huge for a relatively small place):

The number of Lincolnshire children being educated at home has more than quadrupled since 2002, new figures have revealed.

Improvements in access to the internet at home are seen as one of the main factors behind the trend.

Data released by Lincolnshire County Council shows that 417 youngsters are currently being taught at home.

The leap of more than 460 per cent since 2002 – when just 89 children received a home education – is seen by education chiefs as part of an increasing national trend.

But the exact reasons for the change have proved difficult for experts to pinpoint.

Access to educational resources on the internet is seen as one key factor.

Bad experiences at school is another, while greater awareness of the options open to parents is also an issue.

Read the rest of the story HERE


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