Fed up with policy flip-flops, brainwashing, parents turn to home-schooling
BY JENNIFER GOMEZ
Published: 16 January 2016 7:00 AM
Primary education is compulsory in Malaysia but there is a small number of children who are not part of the formal schooling system. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, January 16, 2016.An outdated school system, education policy flip-flops and religious indoctrination are among the reasons cited by parents who choose to home-school their children.
This is despite the fact that primary education is compulsory in Malaysia and permission from the Education Ministry is required if parents want to keep their children out of school, which is usually only granted if a child has severe health problems.
And because most parents do not have approval from the authorities, it is impossible to estimate how many children are being home-schooled, whether at home by their parents or at “learning centres” under the guidance of tutors.
To find our more on learning options, check out our talk tomorrow (19th Jan) titled: “The Future of Learning” by Wai Leng & KV Soon, founders of Learning Beyond Schooling. Email: beyond.schooling