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Flexischooling Handbook: England and Wales by [Humphreys, Peter, Sauer, Alison, Dyke, Emma]
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This e-handbook serves as a practical reference for any family considering
flexischooling. It also supports schools, local authorities, researchers,
media and interested citizens in finding out more about the concept and its potential.

Flexischooling has its origins in the 1970s with Independent Study Programmes (ISPs)
in the USA and pioneering flexible arrangements in the UK like that brokered by
Kate Oliver in Warwickshire.

Conversations between Dr Roland Meighan and John Holt developed the concept and in
1988 Dr Roland Meighan wrote 'Flexischooling - education for tomorrow starting yesterday'.
Philip Toogood co-ordinated the emerging Human Scale Education movement which at that
time adopted flexischooling as one of its key interests. Philip and his wife Annabel went on
to successfully establish flexischooling in practice at Dame Catherine's School, Ticknall,
Derbyshire and the East Midlands Flexicollege in Burton on Trent.

Flexischooling enjoyed ad hoc interest largely located under the radar until after
the millennium when parental demand has grown considerably and more and more
schools are showing interest in the possibilities of flexischooling. Families consider
flexischooling for a range of reasons:
•Parents wish to spend more quality time with their children.
They want an active role in their children's education.
•Children can follow their own interests, and different learning styles can be
respected and accommodated.
•Children can benefit from both approaches to learning; being taught at school
and being educated at home.
•At school children can work and socialise with their own peer group.
•They have access to specialist educators and resources they might not have
at home.
•They can continue to join in with activities such as school trips and plays.
•At home, children can benefit from individual tuition or small, mixed-age
•Children can engage in self-directed projects.
•Children can experience a wider range of activities, outdoor activities,
museum visits etc.
•Children with difficulties attending school full-time, for example because of
illness, emotional or behavioural needs, have the opportunity to follow a
reduced timetable without being removed from the school environment

Flexischooling offers educational journeys and experiences more fitting for the
21st Century. There is space to accommodate self-direction and co-creation and
an altogether more personalised approach in contrast to the wholly more prescribed,
one-size fits all structures and progressions in full-time schooling. For some children
and families it is literally a life-changing and life-enhancing decision.

Chapter 1 Flexischooling Overview
Chapter 2 Current Reality
Chapter 3 Legal Framework
Chapter 4 Information and Guidance for Parents
Chapter 5 School Information and Guidance
Chapter 6 Additional Notes for Schools
Chapter 7 Flexi-learners
Chapter 8 Local Authorities and Government
Chapter 9 History and Potential History
Chapter 10 Campaign
Chapter 11 Media and Research

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1121 KB
  • Print Length: 114 pages
  • Publisher: Educational Heretics Press (10 December 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07L9FBZ8H
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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