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Exploring the Family Life and Home Education in the Scottish Islands

Exploring the Family Life and Home Education in the Scottish Islands

Exploring the Family Life

Exploring the Family Life and Home Education in the Scottish Islands. If you plan to go to Scotland for working or pursuing your next education, it is important to understand more about Scottish Islands’ family culture and way of life. In this article we will learn the family life and education in the Scottish Islands.

The Cultures of Scotland

Scotland’s size is about half the size of England. Nearly two-thirds of the Scottish Island consists of mountains and highlands. Only 10 percent of its inhabitants reside in these upland regions which are located in the north. Most of Scotland people live further south around the Scotland’s capital, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.

There are more than 170 of languages spoken in Scottish Island. Some of them are Polish, Gaelic, Punjabi and even Cantonese. These various languages paint a clear picture of Scotland as a country that has open mind towards new things. Scotland has many diverse cultures from all over the world and they can live in harmony together.

In Scotland people respect differences, tolerance and equality. The majority of people in Scotland are very tolerant to other believes and values. The society has been rated as the best country that supports equality and human rights. Scotland is actively motivated to solve gender inequality and is proud of the truth that they have smallest gender wage gap in UK. The gender wage gap or pay gap is the difference of earnings between men and women.

Family Life in Scotland

In Scottish Land the family structures are as follows:

  • There were 1,5 million of families living in Scotland in 2011
  • Scotland is very open and proud to be society of multi-faith. Scotland society accepts people from all background and ethnicity as well as religions. They are free to follow their beliefs.
  • Scotland is a warm and secure country to visit. The police force work to tackle crimes and protect people from harms.

Home Education in Scotland

Scotland was the first country to initiate compulsory education back in 1496. This is emphasized by the fact that there are many superior universities as well as highly educated residents in Scotland. Education is highly valued in Scottish Island and the people take the education seriously.

In Scottish Island every child has a right to obtain an education. The parents have duty to provide access to education either by sending the children to public school or by giving them home education.

Under Scottish Island law, parents have the ability or right to educate their children at home. The law is stated as follows:

The parents have responsibility on their children who are in the age range of school education to supply efficient education which is appropriate to the children’s ability and age, either by making the children to go to attend public schools regularly or by other way.

Thousands of parents in the UK especially in Scotland are choosing to give their children homeschooling to take full responsibility for the education of their children.

Roughly 1% of all school-aged children are attending home education to get home schooling under the guidance of their parents. The parents do not need to obtain teacher training and education and may receive support from the authorities who may offer access to learning resources for home school education.

For the public and private education in Scotland, Children can go to public nursery schools from the age of three but private nursery schools even accept children at age earlier than this. Children can go to primary school up to 7 years between ages of 5 and 12. Children can go to attend secondary school for up to 6 years when their ages are between ages of 12 and 18.