Wednesday, March 14, 2007

News & Links

Is your baby playing with its toes yet? If not the government wants to know why

"Babies will be assessed on their gurgling, babbling and toe-playing abilities when they are a few months old under a legally enforced national curriculum for children from birth to five published by the government yesterday.

Margaret Morrissey of the NCPTA said: "I think it's really sad that we have reached the point now where instead of reducing children's stress we have increased it...

Anne McIntosh, shadow minister for children, condemned the framework as "formalised learning for very small children" that risked damaging youngsters' development. She said: "It is inappropriate to have such detailed inspection of children this young. These new targets mark an unprecedented supervision of children from birth to primary school, and I do not think that they are necessary or will work. Every child is different and develops at different stages in different ways."

Today's Links
Some perspectives on home educated children

Educational Psychologists & Home-Education
Thanks to AHEd for these links.

1 comment:

Pequete said...

Bem, só me vem à ideia o 1984 do Orwell... ou, como dizia a minha avó, "está o mundo roto!"