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Online Home School Ensures a Quality Education

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

From one school district to another, funding can change dramatically. One school district might have plenty of money to spend on books, extra teachers, and new facilities while a district just a few miles away struggles to keep the doors to its schools open. If you are concerned that your child is not getting the education he deserves, online home school may be the best option for him.

Like other college and vocational level online classes, online home school classes are taught by licensed professionals knowledgeable about the subject they are teaching. There are online lessons in all the content areas, including math, science, history, and language arts. You can even get foreign language classes online for your home schooled child. Online home school classes are the perfect option for parents who want to home school, but don’t feel qualified to teach certain subjects or to teach at all for older home schooled students.

If you choose online home school for your child, you never have to worry about old, beat up text books, over crowded classrooms or unhealthy school lunches. You also don’t have to worry that your child is not receiving the quality education that children in wealthier school districts are getting. Home school also offers you the freedom and flexibility to add in other elements. Community service, art lessons, and music lessons are all programs which have all been cut from many public schools in an effort to save money. Online home school courses can also be customized to fit your child’s particular learning style. In many cases, there is interaction with the instructor of the online home school course through chat rooms, emails, and occasional phone calls.

Online home school courses can help your child escape the inequality that is inherent in public school systems. If you choose online home school classes for your child, your child not only gets a high quality education customized to his needs, but you can also escape the headaches about funding and classroom problems that plague public schools. Online home school classes are a great option for parents who want to home school their children and want to maintain high curriculum standards.

Seven Important International Educational Qualifications

Friday, November 13th, 2009

The Internationalization of Education has meant that even in the more remote regions of the World, Students can take an internationally recognized Test. A Test that allows them to qualify and compete on an equal level, with other students, Internationally. As the World gets smaller with online educational tools and testing, this trend should continue, standardizing an International Education for anyone, no matter where they live.

1. CIPAT

CIPAT is a Primary Education program launched by Cambridge from the UK. This program Internationalizes basic primary qualifications in the Sciences, English and Mathematics. Cambridge in recent years are continually expanding their testing centers to many Countries outside the UK.

2. CHECKPOINT

CHECKPOINT is a secondary Educational program launched by Cambridge for Secondary students. CHECKPOINT primarily offers an International qualification in the Sciences, English, Mathematics and other subjects.

3. IELTS

IELTS is one of the more popular English programs for Students who want to study in an English speaking Country at College level. IELTS covers standard, ongoing subjects that Students in a College may have to cover in their studies. IELTS does not offer a passing grade, only a score based on a Test conducted in your home Country. This score is often a compulsory requirement to enter certain Colleges, and Universities around the world.

4. TOEFL iBT

TOEFL iBT is an International Test that American based Educational Institutes recognize, which is score based. TOEFL iBT Test Centers are located throughout the World, and the Test itself is online. In recent years students prefer IELTS, citing more Countries recognize it as an International qualification.

5 IFB Courses

In many cases students outside English speaking Countries who are accepted into an English speaking College or University, still have to take a compulsory Foundation course before they start their first year at University. Many internationally recognized IFB courses are available in their home countries, as many Colleges and Universities expand Internationally.

6. TAFE

Australia is one of the more popular Countries for qualified Immigrants. TAFE is an Australian based Trade rather than academic qualification. TAFE courses have expanded outside Australia, and qualify skilled people for non- academic jobs.

7. GMAT

In order to qualify to take an MBA in some Countries, Students need to take a GMAT course to ‘qualify’ for entrance to a traditional University or College. GMAT is score based, and the score determines what College could accept you. Many of these International qualifications have expanded through the years to become net based, and even based in emerging Countries around the World. Education has globalized, and with these qualifications creates an International standard in Education.