Equivalency Education through Homeschooling: a Constructive Collaboration in Non-Formal and Informal Education
By Tintin Kartini
Equivalency education is non-formal education carried out for those who cannot access formal primary and secondary education. It is carried out in some diversification services, one of which is through homeschooling. This study aims to explore how equivalency education applied through homeschooling. The method used is exploratory research. The findings are (1) homeschooler generally has a strong consideration to choose homeschooling (2) homeschoolers have different strategy and methods in which emphasis more on the optimization of talents, interests and aspirations of learners, (3) learning resources are designed to meet the learning style, time, and facilities; and (4) the progress of learners is evaluated directly by the parents and/or by the “umbrella school”.