Friday, February 15, 2008
Show me the child
Based on 'give me the child until he is seven I will give you the man' there is a really interesting longitudinal study that has been done in Otago (New Zealand) which has been following people born in 1972.
As adults fewer than two-thirds of the original sample of 1037 people still lived in Dunedin, but 97% returned to volunteer yet more detail on their health and wellbeing.
The researchers have been collecting an amazing amount of data which shows a wealth of information that has implications for us as teachers.
The Listener has an article (which is very readable) about this study. Take time to have a look and see what you think.