April 28, 2015

Home schooling: for better follow up of student learning


In an investigation report released today, the Québec Ombudsman presented its recommendations to the Ministère de l’Éducation, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche aimed at adapting current practices so that there is better follow up and support for the learning progress of children homeschooled by their parents.

At a time when the number of homeschooled children is on the rise in Québec, the Québec Ombudsman has particularly noted problems created by disparities in the supervision and follow up of these children’s learning by school system authorities.

''I am concerned that evaluation criteria and methods are very variable and some school communities do not have all the expertise needed to support parent-educators,'' Raymonde Saint-Germain observed.

Press release

Investigation report summary (PDF, 168 KB)