Start school at seven?

Ordinarily we’d dismiss things like this “study”:

Start schooling later than age five, say education experts

… as it seems just another attempt to “matriarchalize” children, paying the “experts” tidy sums for stating an opinion.

It is interesting though why the west chose five as the starter age and Russia and satellites chose seven.   In Russia, the child goes to nursery school at two if wanted and then he or she is then inducted at a September 1st ceremony at school when seven, where a final year student – Year 11 – welcomes him or her.

In my teacher training, we learnt the different stages of cognitive development but mind you, it was the discredited Piaget we learnt.  We learnt what two was like, three, how parallel play became cooperative etc., how the brain could take in varying concepts and develop certain skills at certain stages.

All of this could be supplemented by what one learnt of one’s own child.   We’re obviously talking of five to seven as the roughly defined area to begin.   Either way, it starts gently enough, with lots of pretty pictures, chanting and flashcards.

At least it did but now the toddler is more likely to encounter a member of Stonewall urging the kid to examine his or her sexuality, Pink Dave has his programme in place to show the toddler porn and then says: “Now don’t do it or you’ll go blind,” with the teacher beaming on that she’s doing such good things, having taught the child about which drugs are safe and which are not the previous day.

So, on the grounds that it’s good to keep the child out of leftist teachers’ clutches for two more years, it might be worth considering.   Better still, have the child stay at home until eleven, learning home skills, thus requiring the mother to stay at home and learn mothering again.

The social aspects and cooperative play can come through local team sport.

On the other hand, this matriarchalizes the child further – in the case of girls, it’s is no bad thing in one way – been going on for centuries.  For boys, it would be hell on earth.   And come to think of it, girls also need good male influences, i.e. a responsible dad but a responsible teacher will do at a pinch.

These days, the need for the three Rs has become overshadowed by the need to keep kids out of the clutches of lefty ghouls who’d “adultize” their world from infancy in the most destructive ways.

7 comments for “Start school at seven?

  1. September 12, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    The West DIDN’T choose five – many countries in Europe start at seven. What’s the hurry? Childhood is all to brief these days at it is. My four all started at seven (Steiner) and none suffered from it. Indeed, I am clear – as they are now (aged 30 to 40)- that they benefited from it.

  2. September 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Apart from the fact that the paedo-hysteria has virtually expunged males from infants schools, there are very few in junior schools and in senior/high/secondary/grammar schools male teacher numbers are declining.

    Any suggestion that this is an attempt by the femminazi’s to purge men from the educational establishment in its entirety is completely false.

    Completely.

  3. wiggia
    September 12, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Isn’t the problem with “the best age to start” theories that it’s a bit like the food fad reports, now it’s good for you now it will kill you now in moderation it will cure cancer, whatever, it would appear correct depending on whose study is in ‘favor’ at any given time.
    It’s not that long ago that the theory of early imprinting of basics was considered the way to go as it was so much easier to “add” on at a later date, many studies in humans and animals (and we are an animal) showed that early imprinting in various forms worked and was to be put in place.
    Now I don’t have any knowledge of the practical aspect of all that but it does make sense and I believe the Japanese use early techniques such as that in their education, now we have a study in direct conflict with that thinking, is it right or is it just another group taking another slant on something that seems to be continually fiddled with ?

  4. Mudplugger
    September 12, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    In the rarified world of education, there is an on-going confusion between quantity and quality. The starting and leaving ages have little relevance if the quality of learning delivered is up to the mark. Recent output performance suggests that the focus on quantity over the past few decades has failed miserably – but quantity employs lots more below-par teachers. You decide.

  5. Andrew Duffin
    September 13, 2013 at 8:11 am

    “a responsible dad but a responsible teacher will do at a pinch.”

    Well not really, as 90%+ of primary teachers are women, due to paedo-hysteria.

    And it’s not just female teachers who matriarchalise the children (great word but – ahem – note British spelling!) – the entire education system is focussed on the way girls work and think these days.

    (btw German children start school at seven iirc)

    • Furor Teutonicus
      September 13, 2013 at 1:24 pm

      XX (btw German children start school at seven iirc)XX

      6 or 7, depends if they are “up to the mark.”

      But, in theory, every bastard has a nursery place. They are not compulssory, but it is “frowned upon” not to send them there. That starts at the LATEST, at two years old.

      There are exceptions, and different Lands can have slightly different rules.

      Brandenburg MAY not be the same as Hessen, or Bayern, for example.

      You can NOT talk of Germany as “One entity”, in matters outside of the Bundesregierung (National Government.) control.

  6. September 13, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Just looked at all of these. Difficult to argue with. Quality of learning is the issue and if you look at the WCurr, it’s not good. Then all the social aspects, selling the PC narrative to kids – quality of education is indeed the key factor.

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