Tristan Hazell lives and works in the shadow of the Westway on Portobello Road. What follows is a collection of observations, reviews, social comment, fiction, poetry, art criticism and more. Much of it is fiction and some of it will offend someone somewhere, I hope.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Pointless information on education. Reading is good for our kids!
A guest blog from Jan Nieupjur. As usual his views are not necessarily my own.
I read this on the BBC website:
'A new study by the Institute of Education shows that children who read for pleasure are not only better at English but are also better at maths.
The study's co-author Dr Alice Sullivan explained to the Today programme's Sarah Montague the possible reasons for the results.
"It absolutely makes sense that you would expect reading for pleasure to improve children's vocabularies," she said.
"But I think that that also does improve children's ability to take on new information and new concepts across the curriculum."
She added: "A child who has a narrow vocabulary may constantly be coming across things they don't understand."'
For fucks sake the parents of kids who can't read can't read either and will therefore not read the above and not encourage their kids to read and the only maths needed by kids who can't read is simple addition to work out how much they have stolen from Grans purse.
The best plan is to enforce simplistic pictograms on Macdonalds packaging encouraging the use of condoms.