However, in the sixth form we are continually reassured that we are treated as adults and are being prepared for "the real world". In this case, as well as being treated as adults, surely this is useful experience in receiving appraisal from other people.
The research used in this article shows that this is necessary, saying, "Pupils didn't like having their shortcomings discussed . . . Even high-flyers could be embarrassed by praise."
JANE SCHOFIELD 3 Dobcroft Close Sheffield