As times change for our children and childhood, concerns as we continue to fall in global tables – despite the huge acclaim for Curriculum for Excellence. The Attainment Gap between children continues to grow also. Becoming aware of arguments for different approaches has never been more important. The focus on closing the gap in attainment between children is focussing on areas of deprivation. There is no doubt this is something that matters immensely, but parents, education staff and child development experts are considering more than this factor. Indeed, the greatest impact in closing this gap starts before children enter Nursery and next, then through Nursery years (Peep for example: evaluated here).
A new movement is building in Scotland, mirrored by similar in England where traditional educational approaches of the UK are examined and challenged.
More information to consider can be found here.