QUOTE (katpaws @ 12/12/2012, 01:11 PM)
Yesterday I had to show DD (nine) how to address a letter and envelope - something i learned at a much younger age as part of my education at school.
Wouldn't this be a basic life skill taught at home? Although I imagine a skill rarely used for most people these days.
in terms of the Australian results there did seem to be real differences between states so although it is not great overall it might not reflect on the school your child attends or the child themselves.
ETA I imagine the Asian countries at the top of the list would expect far more from younger children and would value education above most other things? This surely would reflect in the results?
This post has been edited by amoral lemur: 12/12/2012, 12:31 PM