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Friday, October 22, 2010

Weekend Reading - The 'S' Word

Yes indeed - an article on the 'S' word. If you're new to this whole home educating gig then this is one word that you'll be hearing a lot of as you break the news to your nearest and dearest.

"Homeschooling?!" they'll gasp, barely concealing (if you're lucky) their horror - "but what about socialisation???"

These discussions get really, really old and somewhat tiring after a while, to the point where I usually avoid reading about 'the socialisation issue' now. But this is a very nice, fresh, light article which deals honestly and simply with the supposed issue (which is really the biggest non-issue around).

Socialisation: The "S" Word, by Helena Fox Dunan

hat-tip to the Rockpool!

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