Thursday, 15 May 2008

The Reid Report - truancy and infant misbehaviour

Professor Reid was optimistic on BBC Radio Wales this morning that his report would be acted upon by the Assembly Government.

It certainly needs to be taken seriously. There has been too much emphasis on processing academic high-fliers in recent years, perhaps because it is easier to measure exam success. Not enough attention has been paid to a main original aim of universal education, of equipping each individual to take his or her place in modern society. Moreover, though the importance of pre-teen education has long been recognised by social scientists, politicians have been slow to catch up.

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