Opinion: WFH From A Homeschooling Perspective

by Dawn Fung

Background : I gave ST journalist Amelia Teng my opinion of WFH and juggling homeschooling, although my WFH is mainly caregiving and community building. (See The Social Factor and Preschool Market for homeschooling parents who run businesses.) My thoughts turned into an article.

23 April 2020. 

It is week 3 of the CB. By the time the extension ends on Jun 1, we will have experienced 8 weeks of CB with more stringent measures. What is more painful to me is that we are clearly in DORSCON red, in a lockdown, but the government refuses to say it as it is. By this time, your newbie investor and ah beng already understand what is happening. I don’t know who the language policy is targeting to reduce panic. Maybe there really is a group of people who go nuts once they hear ‘DORSCON red’ and ‘lockdown’ even though it is a global (not special to one country) measure. Maybe it is to keep a cleaner media archive when we look back later on, to show we were sensible.

MOE has pushed the June holidays forwards from May 5. Schools will resume on Jun 2. In what form will school look like – whether HBL, hybrid or as normal – is unclear. There are two more weeks until HBL ceases and parents take over their children’s activities completely. This is nothing new. The holidays have always been about parents planning or signing up programmes for their children. But the CB has thrown us completely off track, even homeschooling parents.

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Opinion: Homeschooling during Covid-19

29 March 2020The Straits Times published an article, “Family in isolation: Creating space and fun’ by Venessa Lee. The article included a mention by Homeschool Singapore founder Dawn Fung. Dawn says, “ST didn’t have space to fill in the details and it would be a shame not to share the full length.

Here is the full transcript between Venessa and Dawn, for our third OPINION piece at HomeschoolSingapore.sg. The interview took place before HBL was implemented. Parts in orange have been edited for clarity to reflect the change for the readers.

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Opinion : Advocating for Homeschooling

21 October 2019, Metro.Style published an article, “Homeschooling Myths—Busted!” by Samantha Ramos-Zaragoza, a month after the Philippine Homeschool Convention 2019. The article included the viewpoint of Homeschool Singapore founder Dawn Fung. 

Here is the full transcript between Samantha and Dawn, for our second OPINION piece at HomeschoolSingapore.sg. Some parts have been edited for clarity.  Continue reading “Opinion : Advocating for Homeschooling”