Tuesday, June 08, 2010

And another from the Department of the Bleeding Obvious

In Engerland there's a "nappy curriculum", apparently. Turns out to be, um, pants:
"Children who learn to read from a very young age perform no better by the age of 5 than those who learn later. A government study indicates that billions of pounds spent on the "nappy curriculum" have failed to boost achievement."
The shock conclusion is that maybe, just maybe, very young children might be better off playing.
"Research from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) will reinforce calls for the under-5 curriculum to be reformed in order to bring England into line with mainland Europe, where children learn through play until the age of 6."
Just loved the comment below this from stuart mckay:
"No matter what this research shows; the younger the better."
No matter what the research shows... Give that man an education column in a national newspaper - or perhaps a job in government, given that ignoring evidence is something of a prerequisite for both of these activities.

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