Friday, December 03, 2004

Looking Ahead

Our kids will definitely be attending pre-school:

"A landmark, long-term study of the effects of high-quality early care and education on low-income three- and four-year-olds shows that adults at age 40 who participated in a preschool program in their early years have higher earnings, are more likely to hold a job, have committed fewer crimes, and are more likely to have graduated from high school."

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2 Comments:

Blogger M said...

That's pretty fascinating actually...it makes sense. But, I also understand that people that are homeschooled are more likely to be better educated at a younger age...is there a correlation for that later on in life?

12/03/2004 11:36 AM  
Blogger sakit said...

There seems to be one correlation between both Cat and Mike's postings: education.

But on a slightly different angle, no matter how much your parents encourage you to be studious and good people, the most influential child development factor is the peer group behavior (including classroom and neighborhood). This was noted on Malcolm Gladwell's "The Tipping Point".

Statistical studies always have room for skepticism, but omehow that makes a whole lot of sense. Given the choice, I would choose the East Coast any day over downtown Oakland.

12/08/2004 12:56 AM  

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