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Since 1989 Beverley Paine has steadfastly promoted and supported home education as an educational choice for Australia families. Her books and websites aim to demystify education, gently deschooling families so that they may meet their children's individual and unique educational and developmental needs. Her honesty, insights and wealth of experience continues to bring hope, reassurance and confidence to families.
Home education is a legal alternative to school education in Australia. State and Territory governments are responsible for regulating home education and have different requirements, however home educating families are able to develop curriculum and learning programs to suit the individual needs of their children.
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National Awards for Home Educated Web Designer
by Colleen Strange, first published on HEA
Seventeen year old, home educated student Joe recently had his design efforts crowned with four national web design awards.
The results of the 6th annual ABP (Australian Business Publishers) Bell Awards were announced at a function on November 30 at Sydney's ANA Hotel, hosted by media personality Ita Buttrose.
The Australian Business Publishers Association (ABP) serves the needs of specialist and business publishers throughout Australia. The ABP Bell Awards serves as an annual event to recognise and reward the achievements of Australia's leading business publishing and media companies.
Australian industry portal, IndustrySearch.com.au, showed outstanding form as clear winner in the following categories:
- Best Business Internet Site of the Year
- Best Directory of the Year (including electronic and print directories)
- Best Advertising Response Component (including electronic and print)
- Subscription Newsletter of the Year
The IndustrySearch website and it's robust publishing engine was designed by Joe's family company, Prime Consulting, who continue to provide ongoing development and maintenance services. Joe has worked on the site since age 14, bearing responsibility for technical design.
It is significant that this is a recurring result being achieved by home educators engaged in real world activities.
Joe is also the HEA's web designer.
For more information regarding the details in this article, please see http://www.industrysearch.com.au/.
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Welcome to the world of home education - learning without school! We officially began educating our three children in 1985, when our eldest was five years. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn as they grew and explored and discovered this amazing world since the moment they were each born! I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. I hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was!
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