Earlier is not always better, McNamee says

[img_caption src=”https://www.erikson.edu/wp-content/uploads/mcnamee.jpg” link=”https://www.erikson.edu/about/directory/gillian-mcnamee/” align=”right” caption=”Gillian McNamee” alt=”Photo: Erikson professor Gillian McNamee”]Professor Gillian McNamee spoke to CBS 2 Chicago about current efforts to teach children more material at an earlier age, and whether this might make them smarter.

Intelligence is not the type of commodity that we can somehow increase in size, McNamee says, and knowing more at an earlier age does not necessarily tell us if children will have a greater capacity to learn in the long run. “Earlier is not better,” she says.

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