02 Aug '11, 6am

Miki, our newest staff member here at the @STcom newsroom, shares what it's like to be homeschooled. #SGedu

A lot of adults talk about the ‘rat race’ of corporate life, but I don’t know anything about that. I’m not eighteen yet - I just finished my A-level equivalents, and I’ve only had an office job for about four weeks (and don’t my bosses and supervisors know it). But I do know about the educational system. I used to attend a mission school in Singapore. My parents began homeschooling my sister and me when we relocated to Shanghai in 2003. When I was in a traditional school, I used to think education was about attending classes and doing well. When I did well, I would get into good schools, which would lead to a good university. After university, I would make mounds of money so that I could live my life out comfortably. However, homeschooling turned my perception of education upside down. For the first time in my life, education wasn’t about getting the best results or going ...

Full article: http://blogs.straitstimes.com/2011/8/2/life-lessons-in-ho...

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