pick and choose from various curriculums?
but you will not get very satisfactory results particularly if you mix
Australian and American curriculum which have different sequences i.e. do work
in a different order. Neither will you get good results if you mix our
material with material from the shops. Standards vary enormously. The number on
the front cover does not necessarily indicate the real level of the book. The
standard of Excel book, for example, is lower than that of Coroneos
Publications. There are also various types of books out there. The books
written for schools often have a separate teacher�s book as well as a student�s
book. They assume that the teacher will teach the lesson prior to the student
using their book. Many require research and because the author has not had to
write answers he generally will not checked to see if this was available. This
means that you will have to leave some areas unanswered. It also means that you
have no guide as to what should be expected from the student as an answer.
are self-instructional. Ours are mostly self-instructional. This means that the
mother has only to look back a page or so to see what is expected and she can
then help the child.
types of books are the revision books which assume previous knowledge. We only
suggest these as extension books.
addition, if you are choosing books yourself, you need to work out a curriculum
from pre-school to year 10 to ensure that your child develops all the skills
necessary for the workforce. We have already done that for you.
can we be sure the material will work?
children and my friends children have used the
material over 23 years. We made a lot of mistakes in the early days but we gradually
found material that would cover the needs of children and adequately prepare
them for the workforce. We also spoke to hundreds of fathers over this time and
discovered what skills were really needed in various jobs. We have six children
who have completed TAFE courses and entered the workforce. Each one has done
well in their own field. In TAFE courses they have done exceptionally well. In
addition we get feed back from homeschooling families
all the time which is invaluable. Some of our material has been specifically
written for homeschooling, which means it is mother
friendly, and can not be found elsewhere. Students who have completed our year
10 Certificate and have gone on to TAFE courses or to complete year 12 through
OTEN have done extremely well too. Most people who are willing to give you
advice haven�t homeschooled for any length of time.