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Homeschooling in China?

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Homeschooling in China?

Post Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:47 pm

Hi folks! I'm hoping someone can supply more information on this topic. We've been approached to transfer to Beijing from the US. We have found during previous international assignments that homeschooling was the best fit for our family. Does anyone have information about homeschooling in China? Is it legal? Are there any known support groups in Beijing? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

While I recognize that homeschooling isn't the right fit for every family, I'm really only interested in info regarding education laws in China, not to debate or defend our education choice. Thanks in advance! Danielle

 

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:50 pm

We've been in Beijing for two months and our 12-year-old is homeschooled. It never occurred to me to check into regulations. I don't think I've broken any laws but if you find out that I have, please let me know. I haven't contacted the homeshool support group here yet, but their contact information is beijinghomeschooling @ yahoo.com. Maybe they can provide a good answer for you. I think this is a great city for homeschooling, especially if you're planning to incorporate Mandarin into your curriculum. Good luck with your move.

 

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:25 am

Thanks for the info. So you've had no problems being out and about during the day? When we homeschooled in the UK, we were often approached by people and police officers enquiring why our son wasn't in school.

Thanks again!

Danielle

 

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 7:39 am

We're out every day and no one has ever asked us anything about school. This seems to be a very safe and friendly city. I've even seen Chinese kids with their parents during the school day, and I know there are some Chinese homeschoolers because I've seen a couple of articles about it in local English publications. I did send an email last night to Mikayla, the person who runs the local expat homeschool support group here. If she responds, I'll make sure I haven't given you any bad advice, but I think you'll be fine if you just continue with your homeschooling efforts here and enjoy field trips around the city as well. Let me know if I can be of any help if you decide to move here. I'm far from settled and experienced, but I can share what I know so far.

Melissa Cazalet
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Post Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 9:16 pm

Hello,

I am also moving to China (Shanghai) in June and I have two children aged 9 and 11 who will enter grades 4 and 6 in September. Does anyone have any information or contacts in Shanghai for a home schooling association?

Thanks,

Doris

 

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:02 am

We may be moving to Shanghai in the next six to nine months. I am also looking for the same info. We have homeschooled in the US for several years but are currently in private school where I teach. I have never been out of the country so I'm not sure what to think about any of this. I'm going with it never the less. We will make it through. I would love to hear from anyone who has lived in China as an expatriate. I want to know what to expect.

Ellie

 

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:49 am

Doris and Ellie,

Just wondering if you have already relocated to Shanghai?! We are going to be moving there and I homeschool our 3 kids. (12,10,10) I was just looking for any information, and maybe you are already connected there.

Stephanie

 

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