A new report, published today (15th July) by the ESRI and the NCCA, looks at children’s wellbeing from their own point of view – their happiness, how they are getting on with schoolwork, whether they feel anxious, how popular they are, how they feel about their appearance and behaviour.
IRISH RESEARCH SHOWS CHILDHOOD ADVERSITY HAS LIFE-LONG EFFECTS ON HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
New findings based on the Growing Up in Ireland study published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology show that children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy have a higher risk of behavioural problems at age 9
Primary schools in Ireland have remained predominantly denominational, chiefly Catholic, in both ownership and management, despite demographic changes in recent decades.
This report provides new insights into teaching and learning in primary classrooms. Drawing on the Growing Up in Ireland study, the findings highlight how children's experiences vary quite dramatically depending on the school they attend and the teacher they have.