Child psychiatric disorder and relative age in school year

BMJ 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

  1. Jolanda Challita, parent (challita@bigpond.com)
  1. 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 …

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