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Homeschooling Spells Freedom
Compulsory Attendance Ages: 7–16
Legal Status: Homeschooling is legal. Thailand’s constitution and education law explicitly recognize alternative education and considers the family to be an educational institution. In addition, Thai homeschoolers successfully petitioned the government for a homeschool law, which was passed in 2004. Ministerial Regulation No. 3 on the “right to basic education by the family” governs homeschooling. Families must submit an application to homeschool and students are assessed annually.
Homeschoolers Co-op in Chiang Mai
Narong “Pop” Kittaweesin
TEACH ASIA has 300 enrolled homeschoolers from Macau, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Jakarta, Indonesia. They provide a legal covering, offer distance learning, use School of Tomorrow/ACE, use English, teach English as second language, provide a network of veteran home schoolers to help and train others, and have been in the ministry for over 15 years.
Last Updated: July 6, 2012