3 Year Irish Education Study Identifies Links Between Gifted Teenage Schoolchildren Battling Depression & The Mocks
(Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland, Monday January 23rd 2012).
The results of a 3 year Study by Irish Educationalist, Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly, reveal a number of links between the rate of depression & gifted teenagers whose talents may or may not have already been spotted in schools around the Country.
Dr. O’Reilly, Founder of The Homework Club, confirms that teenagers are falling through the cracks in the education system as their talents aren’t recognised & this makes them prone to depression. In her experience, certain teenagers, depending on their personality types, can also fare worse.
On The Mocks front, she states, by 2nd year in school it’s already been decided whether students are good or bad at Maths for Life. ‘What are schools setting people up for?’ The Irish Mocks exam structure requires major & urgent reform as the current model is destroying young lives. Afterall, you can do nothing in life with foundation maths.
There are also disgraceful situations where gifted teenagers who slip up on small stuff in class are branded as ‘slow’ by teachers.
Dr Naoisé O'Reilly has completed 10 Radio interviews in the last 3 days after the following article was published in the Irish Examiner
Here are some of the Radio Interviews of the debate that has been sparked on excessive homework and the point of homework.
"The Irish education system is stuck in a vortex and homework is actually creating bad habits for life in our nation’s children," said Dr Naoisé O’Reilly. [Irish Examiner November 15th 2011]
A clip from a radio interview on the Shaun Doherty Show this afternoon