By Gillian Croad and Sarah-Eve Farquhar
The Competent Children Project was cited by Government as providing evidence of long-lasting effects of early childhood education on children’s academic achievement and competencies, and used to justify the expansion of government influence over service provision.
What we found when we took the time to read the New Zealand Council for Educational Research’s reports on the Competent Children research was quite different to what we had been led to believe about it.
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