As a priority the main aim of the right to home schooling should be to safeguard and protect the fundamental rights of children. Submission of comments and views from concerned parties.

Since Maria Theresa’s reign, there has been compulsory education in Austria, regulated by law in the general school regulations, from which the parental right to home schooling, which is enshrined in the Austrian constitution; home schooling is a parental right that allows parents to deregister their children from a public school without any conditions or […]

Suggestions for the amendment of the law on home schooling

Table of Contents 1       Foreword…- 4 – 2       Introduction…- 6 – 2.1         What violations of children’s rights does the right to home schooling entail from my perspective?… – 7 – 3       The school year 1977/78… – 11 – 3.1         How did I experience the first annual exam at the age of 7 in Neulengbach?… – […]

Up to 20 million euros is saved on education in Austria every year due to home schooling

The fact that about 2000 children are privately taught in Austria every year leads to the conclusion that the Austrian state is saving millions in education. These amounts would be urgently needed to ensure that children’s rights in home education are safe and secure. Since the parental right to home schooling can be used without […]

Dynamics promoting and hindering development through home schooling

For their best possible development, children need an environment that is conducive to their developmental needs. Individual public or private learning support can stabilize mentally and physically severely impaired or sick children and children with emotional needs. In contrast, educational opportunities where parents teach their children at home are, from a developmental psychological point of […]

How the Austrian legal system encourages the misuse home schooling

An almost unconditional and legally well-protected basic right to home schooling without official requirements except for the annual audit and powerless authorities in case of suspicion of child welfare    endangerment encourage many parents to misuse home schooling. According to the „position paper on home schooling and on teaching at a private school without public rules“ […]

Burdens and disadvantages of children in the school system in connection with home schooling

Despite all the advantages of the well-established Austrian school system, it also has disadvantages which can lead to parents withdrawing their children from schooling as a stopgap measure. The annual external examinations held in public schools also burden these children in several ways. However, in an annual school external exam, which children from home schooling […]

Motives of parents to unsubscribe their children for home schooling

Many parents consider their children for home schooling for different reasons. Idealized motives, where the pursuit of exit scenarios is concerned, but also extreme fanatical religious to anti-state considerations can play a role in this decision. In principle, it can be assumed that parents who sign their children off from public school to home schooling […]

Positionspapier zum häuslichen Unterricht und zum Unterricht an einer Privatschule ohne Öffentlichkeitsrecht (von Andrea Holz-Dahrenstaedt, Kinder- und Jugendanwaltschaften Österreich)

Die Kinder- und Jugendanwaltschaften Österreichs (KIJAS) sind immer wieder mit Fällen befasst, in denen Kinder und Jugendliche in mehr oder weniger geschlossenen Systemen aufwachsen und/oder unterrichtet werden, sei es in Institutionen, in Privatschulen, in sektenähnlichen Gemeinschaften, aber auch in Familien. Jede Art von geschlossenem System trägt ein Gefährdungspotential in sich. So mussten wir in der […]

Durch den häuslichen Unterricht werden in Österreich jährlich bis zu 20 Millionen Euro weniger für Bildung ausgegeben…

Der Umstand, dass in Österreich jährlich ca. 2000 Kinder privat unterrichtet werden lässt den Schluss zu, dass der österreichische Staat viele Millionen im Bildungsbereich einspart. Diese Beträge würden dringend benötigt werden, um Kinderrechte im häuslichen Unterricht zu sicher und zu schützen. Da das Elternrecht auf häuslichen Unterricht ohne Auflagen und Voraussetzungen von allen Eltern, deren […]