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Why suspend 5yr olds?

Posted by: Paul Entwistle | 21 June, 2012 - 10:15 AM
Do you think there is any reason to suspensd students as young as five?

Early childhood experts have questioned the reasons behind an increasing number of young children, sometimes as young as five, being suspended from school. Paul Murray spoke to early childhood education expert Margaret Sims.

Blog comments Your Say

  • Perhaps we need to be looking at the highly structured nature of early childhood classes now. Prep use to be very highly play based experiences, with the adults in the room scaffolding this Play through materials and language. Now kids are expected to know sight words, with academic/curriculum pressures being at the forefront. Kids are not happy perhaps with this style of learning which has evolved over the past few years. Most children have also attended daycare for the majority of their younger years which may also contribute to feelings of frustration and being overwhelmed. All behavior is a form of communication, we need to start listening to what the children are trying to tell us!

    Fran Friday 22 June, 2012 - 5:43 AM
  • What child or teenager would not want to suspended if it means that you don't have to attend school to be bullied by your peers and your plight ignored within the school system?
    Excuse me? What exactly do you mean by "turned around"?
    Being just like you, like us?
    Perhaps these kids are just doing to others before they're done to.
    I've watched and observed. Some of the most well-behaved, quiet children are often just sociopaths in the making: the nasty manipulators of the future.
    Children misbehave for a reason. Trying to bend them to "fit in" doesn't work. It just goes underground and presents in more subtle, but no less nastier ways.

    Dellas Thursday 21 June, 2012 - 5:30 PM

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