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Robin Greenwood
Posts: 538
(@robin-greenwood)
Honorable Member
Joined: 10 years ago

Hello

I just wondered - is it permissible to home educate / de-school children in Portugal?

Or is a formal school education mandatory?

I am asking on behalf of a friend.

Thank you.

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Jamie
Posts: 10
(@jamie)
Active Member
Joined: 8 years ago

I share your concerns too Robin about home schooling. I have not been impressed by what I have seen.

Funny that - I'm often unimpressed by what I have seen of schooled children.

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GPF
Posts: 1016
 GPF
(@gpf)
Noble Member
Joined: 14 years ago

Without the fundamental bilingualism from lessons and playground I'd say the key benefit of parachuting kids into a new country and culture would be lost, a sad thing. Plus no school network of friends for later life.

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lobito
Posts: 4248
(@lobito)
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Joined: 12 years ago

Without the fundamental bilingualism from lessons and playground I'd say the key benefit of parachuting kids into a new country and culture would be lost, a sad thing. Plus no school network of friends for later life.

True.

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gs
Posts: 71
 gs
(@_gs_)
Trusted Member
Joined: 11 years ago

With 3 children all in school since 2008 the eldest taking the Provas to graduate ciclo one. They have been in school in the interior initially a village school with 20 odd children....education was limited but language learning and integrating much much easier.

Now we moved areas and they go to a bigger school 600 pupils with great teachers and they are thriving. They are happy, busy socially and integrated. A lot more so than me.

And they are bilingual, they mostly havent lost their english ness but they also have enough portuguesish ness to fit in without any more than the usual problems any child faces at any school.

I find the interest from my childrens Portuguese teachers reassuring. They have assessed each of my childrens characters and always have some recommendations. Whereas in England my children were often ignored as they didnt cause any trouble.

So far the experience of local education has been only positive.

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franny
Posts: 4
(@franny)
New Member
Joined: 8 years ago

Hello,
Homeschooling is legal in Portugal. Claudia Sousa tells more about it in this video;
http://youtu.be/aa9BkryYIuw

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