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A – Z of Homeschooling: O is for Ordinary, Out-of-the-Box and Original

In a seminar we were invited to conduct in Bukit Mertajam several months ago, our host introduced us thus, (in Mandarin) to the packed hall of about a hundred people: “This couple and their family are ordinary people like you … Continue reading

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Educating Children Effectively

Continuing a series of previously published articles on FAMILYPLACE, might be useful to some. FamilyPlace, a project funded by DAGS,  is the predecessor of  Learning Beyond Schooling when our children were very young and reflected our thoughts as young(er parents). … Continue reading

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All the fuss over language (Wai Leng, 2009)

  Here are series of previously published articles on FAMILYPLACE, might be useful to some. FamilyPlace is the predecessor of  Learning Beyond Schooling when our children were very young and reflected our thoughts as young(er parents).   As a child, … Continue reading

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A – Z of Homeschooling: G is for GROW

For parents trying to survive in destitute countries, all they pray for is for their young to grow strong enough to survive the harsh daily realities of life: drought, diseases and starvation. Because life is as unpredictable as rain fall, … Continue reading

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Can we accept our children for who they are?

… and help them grow from there. Would we prefer to just force them to be what we (or in most cases other people/society) want them to be?

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Homeschooling, Self-Directed Learning & the Autonomous Learner (Report by Sloane Mak)

  Written by Sloane Mak.                 On  Dec. 8th  FamilyPlace organized a talk by Professor Emeritus Gary Confessore, (Ed.D) of the Higher Education Administration of George Washington University who was kind enough to take … Continue reading

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