Record: Norlidah Alias, Mohd. Nazri Abdul Rahman, Siraj Saedah, and Ruslina Ibrahim, “A Model of Homeschooling Based on Technology in Malaysia” in The Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology 1, no. 3 (July 2013): 10-16 [Available Here]
Summary: The authors begin with a helpful overview of recent developments in Malaysian education policy. In 2003 the Free and Compulsory Education Act was passed, which compels children age 6 and over to attend a school but allows parental choice for private or home-based learning.
Since that time a small but growing “homeschooling” trend has been documented, and research is being conducted on the families choosing this option. (more…)