koplinfamilia wrote:Is there anyone on here who homeschools or knows anyone in Lima who does. I plan to home school both of our children and here in the States we have so many resources to do so including home-schooling groups, sports leagues ect. I know in Peru this is not an option for naives but I was wondering if there are expats that would like to meet up who have similar interests?
MartitaAQP wrote:It's more like not legalized than it "illegal"
americorps wrote:A google seach also comes up with more information and I called the Ministry of education to verify remigius´s concerns about homeschooling.
Remigius wrote:MartitaAQP wrote:It's more like not legalized than it "illegal"
Don't say things that aren't true. Artículo 17.-La educación inicial, primaria y secundaria son obligatorias. You are obliged to put your child in a nido or school from the age of 3. Keeping your child at home or on the streets, like beggars do, is illegal. Besides, without a state diploma from a good private school chances on a good job are zero.
sunflower wrote:And who in Peru is enforcing this law??? Nobody! And nobody really cares. Otherwise you wouldn't see so many kids hanging around every day begging or working.
MartitaAQP wrote:Not sure what I'm "assuming.: The definition of "illegal" is there is a law prohibiting said action. Therefore, rather than assuming it is illegal, as others do, I am simpy stating the fact that there are no specific laws prohibiting home education. Furthremore, I'm quite sure you can state a difference of opinion withoutbeing discourteous, as it is quite common in these forums.
Considering the depth of English grammar, etc.. required for successful SAT completion (prerequisite to US University admission) I do not think a student educated in the Peruvian system would be successful at the SATs without extensive supplementary preparation.
I do not think a student educated in the Peruvian system would be successful at the SATs without extensive supplementary preparation.
MartitaAQP wrote:MartitaAQP wrote:
It's more like not legalized than it "illegal"
"Don't say things that aren't true. Artículo 17.-La educación inicial, primaria y secundaria son obligatorias. You are obliged to put your child in a nido or school from the age of 3. Keeping your child at home or on the streets, like beggars do, is illegal. Besides, without a state diploma from a good private school chances on a good job are zero."
In addition to the VERY discourteous nature of your response to my statement, it was also in error. The law you just quoted says that EDUCATION is obligatory, and home education is in fact, education. I repeat: homeschooling is not legalized specifically in Peru, nor is it outlawed specifically. You will find that education is also obligatory in the United States, where laws also accept and regulate home educators along with other educational methods. I am not aware of an official registration process as we have in the States, but I am aware of PERUVIANS who homeschool their PERUVIAN children with no legal difficulties.
As to why you would choose home education outside your native country the motives are surely the same as those for which you would choose to home education in your native country, and incremented by the fact that it is difficult to give the incredible gift of English as first fluent language to your children if their primary schooling is in Spanish. But as has been noted, this poster did not ASK for your criticism or opinion on their choice to home education. That thread might be appropriate elsewhere but might also be ill-advised.
Homeschool graduate at age of 16, Oxford University, PhD at age of 26.
Perfectly socially adjusted, trilingual, with interaction with a variety of cultures.
americorps wrote:not that I have any vested interest, but if you do homeschool here in Peru but do not follow the state demanded standards (you are free to teach any additional standards you like) you are violating Peruvian law.
I have not yet received the email, I will contact him again.
Estimado Señor Kevin
Sobre su consulta le sugerimos revisar el Art. 5.13 de la Directiva Nº 004-VMGP-2005, aprobada por R.M. Nº 0234-2005-ED. EVALUACIÓN DE LOS APRENDIZAJES DE LOS ESTUDIANTES EN LA EDUCACIÓN BÁSICA REGULAR
en la que se estipula aspectos relacionados a estudios independientes, creo que es ese el tema sobre el cual necesitan informarse el grupo de padres de familia con quienes trabajan ustedes. En todo caso, sería importante que nos visiten a la sede del MED DIGEBR para brindarles más orientaciones.