Child psychiatric disorder and relative age in school yearBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7426.1286-b (Published 27 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1286
Children need to be regarded as individuals in education
- Jolanda Challita, parent (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 6 Lesley Crescent, Mortdale, NSW 2223, Australia
EDITOR–Goodman et al said that teachers often forget to make allowances for a child's relative age.1 They also seem to forget to make allowances for a child's educational needs, intellectual potential, and already obtained academic ability. Children are not regarded as individuals in education.
Being the youngest in the …