Mum's the word on facts of life

28th September 2001 at 01:00
TEACHERS and educational hangers-on squirmed in their seats at last week's boys and girls conference in Edinburgh (page five). And all because researcher Linda Croxford told them the facts of life.

"You are not going to like this," Croxford declared. "But children of working mothers do less well."

A conscience-laden teacherparent rapidly intervened to check if this applied to all social classes.

Croxford hesitated before venturing: "I think there is some evidence there is less effect if it's a professional working mother."

The collective "phew" could be heard across the capital.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now