|Re: Cohousing Annual Report 2002||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Chris Scheuer (cscheuerumich.edu)|
|Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 07:58:01 -0700 (MST)|
While it certainly would be interesting to look at how children from cohousing are doing (in many ways not just academically) Anyone familiar with the complications of researching something as complex as school performance (what does that mean about how children are doing anyway?) can attest to the fact that the simple collection of data on performance could be easily misleading. The obvious question being is it the community or is it the people in the community. The existing "data" on cohousing communities already shows an exceedingly high level of education for members relative to just about any other community, so it is likely that their children are going to be strong academic "performers", but they would probably have been wherever they were. If you really want to do such a study it would take a fair amount of structure to tease out the differences that are a product of the community setting itself. Actually, I don't agree with you Raines, that it was a poor choice or bad example. I, for one, am very interested in learning if living in a cohousing community helps children do better in school. It would be very interesting to find out how cohousing children compare against a control group of non-cohousing children from the same neighborhood/economic status. I have a hunch they would do much better, but it's just a hunch. _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L
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