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ERIC Number: ED502918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 45
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7785-6151-4
Home Education Handbook
Alberta Education
Alberta parents enjoy a range of choices for their children's education, including the option of home education. Alberta's "School Act" and its funding guidelines for education recognize the central role of parents in the education of their children. No matter what your decision about educational programming, your ongoing involvement and support represent a critical contribution to your children's learning. The main purpose of the "Home Education Handbook" is to help parents who are thinking of starting a home education program. The handbook will also be of assistance to home-educating parents who want to refine their existing programs. In choosing educational programs for children, parents need to consider several factors: (1) children's interests, learning styles, strengths and needs; (2) the family's beliefs and values; (3) available program options: regular schooling, charter schools, private schools, or home education; (4) costs and available financial support; (5) time available to support a child's education; and (6) legal requirements related to schooling. In reflecting on these factors, you may decide that home education is the best option for your child. Alberta's laws recognize your right to make that choice and authorize financial support for home education programs. But with the right comes responsibility, and this handbook will help parents understand the responsibilities. Not only does it furnish essential information, it also features suggestions for starting, maintaining and monitoring home education programs. The handbook is organized according to a typical process followed by home educators. The Parent's Notebook pages can help parents keep track as they move through the process. Appended are: (1) "Home Education Regulation"; (2) Home Education Policy; and (3) Home Education Notification Form.
Alberta Education. 11th Floor Capital Boulevard, 10044 - 108 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 5E6, Canada. Tel: 780-427-6297; Fax: 780-427-5927; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools; Higher Education; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Primary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Education, Special Programs Branch
Identifiers - Location: Canada