Global Policy Makers Forum on Home Education and the Pandemic
With 1.5 billion children in 190 countries suddenly schooling at home there has never been a more urgent need to consider the educational impact of the coronavirus and how new strategies and ways of thinking are needed to see how education can play a role in helping families cope with this new crisis.
This online panel will feature distinguished education policy makers who will share their thoughts and respond to questions.
Because homeschooling is a new idea in many countries many policy makers have limited exposure and experience with homeschooling. GHEX is sponsoring this online forum of invited senior policy makers from the world’s leading countries to explore the role home education might play in helping the world continue providing educational opportunities for everyone during and after the pandemic.
This event is designed for education and elected policymakers in all countries. We will explore topics and best practices that include:
- With schools closed is everyone suddenly homeschooling. What is the difference between crisis schooling and homeschooling?
- What does the research say about homeschooling? Does it work? How does it affect society?
- Perspectives on developing/evolving national, provincial and state policies.
- Can homeschooling help countries continue the education of their children?
- The economics of home education – can homeschooling help governments facing a budget crisis?
- Are there policies governments can consider to support families who want to homeschool?
HSLDA Senior Counsel, Global Outreach and founding board member of the Global Home Education Exchange Council, Michael Donnelly, will host the Global Policymaker Forum on Home Education and the Pandemic on May 27 from 10 AM to 12 PM Eastern Standard Time via Zoom. The event is specifically tailored toward all policymakers; members of government with influence or oversight regarding education policy including their staff members.
- Introduction – Mike Donnelly, moderator
- Research overview – Dr. Joseph Murphy
- Elected Policymakers Perspectives – Senator Cruz, MP Tarabelli-Marchesi, Senator Pavlova, Deputy Yumasheva, MEP Kuhs, Minister Goertzen and Senator Rucker
- Elected Policymakers Q&A
- National Executive Policymakers Panel – National Secretary Gandra, Special Advisor Sant’Anna and Chief of Staff Wright
- Executive Policymakers Q&A
- Civil Society Leaders – Ignasi Grau Callizo, Jan De Groof, Robert Enlow