The stressful, exam-centric school culture in Hong Kong is swaying more parents to educate their children at home, writes Cam Cheung.
Many parents will be breathing a sigh of relief now that the summer holiday is over and their kids are back in school. But for some parents, they will not be sending their children to school, because they have chosen to educate them at home. There is a wide spectrum of homeschooling styles and curriculums, from highly regimented, fixed hours, to unschooling — a form of homeschooling that has no curriculum — where the child leads the learning, and parents give active support. In the middle of these two spectrums are a variety of learning styles that are decided by parents or children, or both, to give the best learning experience possible for each individual.