Introduction to Educational Issues during Middle Childhood

What you’ll learn to do: examine common learning disabilities and other factors related to education during middle childhoodTwo boys at a desk looking down at a book

Across the world, by the time a child is entering middle childhood, they are being educated in some form or fashion. In western society, most children are enrolled in a formal education program by the time they are in middle childhood.[1] That said, what children learn within that formal education program varies greatly across cultures. Further, most programs are set-up for typically developing children, but they may not be set-up to handle children who are accelerated learners or children with learning disabilities. In this section, we’ll take a look at some of these educational differences and developments, as well as struggles and learning difficulties during middle childhood.


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  1. The World Bank. Primary school starting age (years). Retrieved from