August 31, 2014

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 19 August 2011

Craig Smith of the Home Education Foundation and face behind the Home Education Q&A channel introduces himself. A participator in the home education movement for over 30 years, Craig is a pioneer and leader in the movement in New Zealand. He is the husband of Barbara and father to four natural, three adopted and one permanently fostered child under a guardianship arrangement. His youngest was born in 2005 so he will be in the game for many more years to come. He was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in August 2011 and is now under Palliative care.To find out more about home educating: http://hef.org.nz To find out about Craig’s fight with cancer:Updates on Craig’s health written by family http://hef.org.nz/about-us/craig-smiths-health/and Craig’s diary: Diary of a Brain Tumour http://hef.org.nz/about-us/craig-smiths-health/craigs-diary/

Recorded 19 August 2011

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How should I teach the 3Rs?

Why shouldn’t I institutionalize my children?

How can I home educate when family relationships aren’t so good?

What is the difference between schooling and education?

Where do our curricula ideas come from?

If I home educate will my children have friends?

Should I read to my children?