Taiwan Homeschool Advocates invites you to 2010 Taiwan International Homeschool Fair
Did you know homeschooling has been legal since 1997? The number of homeschoolers has grown from 4 in 1997 to 883 in 2009! Taipei plans to offer high school students the option to homeschool this year. Homeschooling is really taking off in Taiwan and you can not miss the biggest gathering of homeschoolers on Sunday, February 7 between 2 to 5 pm.
Homeschooling is a real alternative to both international and local schools especially for international families. Homeschooling is much more affordable than international schools. You don't need to subject your child to endless and mindless exam schedule found in the local schools. In fact, you can teach your child your home country's curriculum and still receive diploma from the public school you register with.
Homeschool families from Taipei, Hualien, Yilan, Xinchu and Tainan will display their works at the fair. International homeschool families from Poland, the UK, the USA and Russia will exhibit their teaching materials and students' projects. Class and activity organizers such as Fun Formosa, Encounters, YMCA Seeker Christian Academy and Waldorf School will present their programs as well.
There will be five seminars on the following topics:
• Parent Coach by Mujen Christian Homeschool Association (in Chinese)
• Sycamore Tree Program by YMCA Seeker Christian Academy (in English)
• Independent Educators by Autonomous Learning Association (in Chinese)
• International Homeschool Exchange Program by Encounters (in English)
• High School and Pre-School Program by Humanity and Differential Education Association (in Chinese)
The entrance is free. You can pre-register on this site:
Date: February 7, 2010
Time: 2 pm. to 5 pm
Place: Bethany School
Address: No. 97, Ting Chou Road Section 3, Taipei (Gongguan area)
For more information on homeschooling in Taiwan, please visit Taiwan Homeschool Advocates at http://homeschool.tw/ or contact Tim Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org
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How wonderful! We've decided we want to homeschool (although we'll probably send them to a public preschool and kindy), but we've got awhile before we have to think about that so I'm not sure if we'll make it out for this or not. It's still nice to know that homeschool networks DO exist in Taiwan!ReplyDelete